Born in 1956, Lammar began as a self-taught landscape painter in the eighties, creating watercolor paintings about the city and the country of Luxembourg. During the nineties, Lammar's work quickly evolved into more and more imaginary compositions. Rom made a round the world trip from November 1992 to May 1994 and felt inspired by different cultures - he was experimenting with different materials, tools and colors, increasing the use of nontraditional elements, like sand, wood, rusted metal pieces, rope, and small stones. That eventually led him to Abstract Expressionism painting.
"Whether in minimalist geometric mixed-media abstractions or explosively dynamic expressionist acrylic paintings, Rom Lammar’s canvases possess a fascinating and enigmatic beauty. The Luxembourg-based artist works in a variety of styles, but with each he demonstrates a pitch-perfect sensibility to composition, color and structure. The effect is never disorderly; Lammar crafts the sense of movement and depth with attention to every jutting form, spinning line and glowing hue."
(Excerpt of a press release by Agora Gallery - Chelsea, New York; November 2009)
Fréderic de Claremont: former gallery director of "Rivegauche Galleries" in Scottsdale-Phoenix about Lammar’s artworks: "Bold, adventurous and free are words that can be used to describe Rom Lammar's life as well as his paintings. Rom's works are full of intensity and sensibility. They have captivated me, and have deeply moved me. In that respect, Rom Lammar is more than an artist: he is a true visionary. Rom Lammar is one of the best abstract artists I know. His paintings are full of life, energy, and just spectacular. The magic of Lammar’s compositions is based on the way he uses depth, light and shadow to set the overall mood of his paintings."
Rom states that his work is highly influenced by sculptural forms and texture: "Although my creations are very intuitive and based on a great spontaneity, I never forget the basic principles of a good abstract composition: the right space division, unity, fineness of form and a certain degree of mystery."
Today, Rom Lammar's paintings have been recognized internationally by galleries & publications. Over the last 30 years, Lammar's works have been shown in art galleries in Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, France, Italy, Canada and USA.