Romano Formentin was born in South Africa in 1988 and immigrated to Australia with his family in 1997. He graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Contemporary Art. In 2010 he finished a Graduate Diploma of Education focusing on Visual Art and Media Studies.

Romano's body of art work is predominantly bright, vibrant, and overtly colourful, encouraging visual engagement through the use of a range of mediums. His preferred medium is marker pens on paper or canvas, but he also enjoys painting, sculpture, print making, photography,  and digital art.

Through these mediums Romano explores the themes and concepts of subconscious art creation, identity, and perceptions of reality, similarly to the works of the Impressionists, Cubists, and Surrealists as well as more modern street art styles from which he draws inspiration. 

Romano is interested in eclectic and industrial design focusing on the way different materials, textures, colours, and patterns compliment and contrast each other. He enjoys trying to maximise functionality while still remaining aesthetically pleasing. Many of his interior design choices mimic his art practice in its use of colour.