Originally from Paris, France, Roman Feral has made a name for himself in the international contemporary art scene. His work celebrates luxury brands and showcases the beauty of nature, drawing inspiration from the fashion industry codes and his cultural background.
In the manner of a true alchemist, Roman seeks to capture the feeling of refinement and precious essence of hand-picked luxury icons with one of nature’s most delicate jewels: butterflies. Setting them airborne, he creates the illusion of endless flight, poised and suspended in a manner that grants the delicate butterflies eternal life.
Roman Feral exhibited his first collection at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2018, successfully drawing international attention from collectors and professionals, which led to exhibitions in the most prominent galleries across the world. Roman Feral is also recognized by the biggest names in luxury: CHANEL acquired his sculpture “Coffre Chanel Azur” and made it part of its private collection and heritage.
An autodidact, Roman Feral has developed a genuine savoir-faire of the traditional techniques and innovation found in the luxury market. He considers himself a perfectionist, giving meticulous attention to detail.
In 2020, Roman Feral introduced his first bronze sculpture developed with the renowned Bocquel Art Foundry, which has a long history of collaboration with modern masters such as César and Arman. Each unique piece features bronze butterflies arranged with careful scrutiny. The iconic fashion items used are recreated to the finest detail. The final result requires more than 90 hours of hand-polishing and more than 30 kilos of bronze to render.