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Luis Romero
updated: 10/24/2012
website: romeroluis.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Forest People No. 1: Emmisaries
Unfinished People No. 2
Unfinished People No.1
Echolalia
Underground Stream/ Gulf War Soldier
Untitled
Goth Pop Drawing: Our Secret Engine of War!
Fear and Luxury, Small Universe/ Golden Drawing
Selected Fetish Drawings 2006-2010
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
 
Portfolio Keywords:  books, collage, figurative, language, obsessive, organic, optical, spiritual, abstract
 
 
Forest People No. 1: Emmisaries by Luis Romero
Forest People No. 1: Emmisaries
Acrylic on Cardboard
2012
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Unfinished People No. 2 by Luis Romero
Unfinished People No. 2
Acrylic on Cardboard
2012
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Unfinished People No.1 by Luis Romero
Unfinished People No.1
Mixed Media
2012
18" x  17.5" 
Echolalia by Luis Romero
Echolalia
Acrylic on Cardboard
2012
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Underground Stream/ Gulf War Soldier by Luis Romero
Underground Stream/ Gulf War Soldier
Mixed Media
2012
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Untitled by Luis Romero
Untitled
Mixed Media
2012
0" x  0" 
Goth Pop Drawing: Our Secret Engine of War! by Luis Romero
Goth Pop Drawing: Our Secret Engine of War!
Acrylic on Cardboard
2012
0" x  0" 
Fear and Luxury, Small Universe/ Golden Drawing by Luis Romero
Fear and Luxury, Small Universe/ Golden Drawing
Acrylic on Board
2012
20.5" x  30.75" 
Selected Fetish Drawings 2006-2010 by Luis Romero
Selected Fetish Drawings 2006-2010
Mixed media
2010
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Luis Romero
Untitled
Mixed media
2010-2011
13" x  19.75" 
Untitled by Luis Romero
Untitled
Mixed media
2010-2011
13.25" x  24.5" 
Untitled by Luis Romero
Untitled
Mixed media
2010-2011
15.25" x  21" 
Untitled by Luis Romero
Untitled
Mixed media
2010-2011
11.5 " x  12.5 " 
Untitled by Luis Romero
Untitled
Mixed media
2010
12.5" x  14.5" 
Untitled by Luis Romero
Untitled
Mixed media
2010
10" x  13.75" 

Artist Statement

These are mostly drawings constructed in layers of paper. All these drawings present an active, open surface and suggest an area that is not visible. Much of my work is constructed through oppositions and cancellations: presence and absence; showing and hiding; physicality and illusion; systems and chance; openness and closure. Many of these drawings look for an ambivalent space. I like to make evident that my work was made by hand. These drawings can be seen as handmade op art—haptic architecture—fetishes—toys.

 

Artist Bio / CV

contact: luis@romeroluis.com

EXHIBITIONS

All is All as as Yet or as Yet

Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL 10/12

Of, To and From Ray Yoshida

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 4/12

Day Job

The Drawing Center/Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR, 4/12

The Armory Show

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, New York, NY, 03/12

Day Job

Albright College, Reading, PA 01/12

 Day Job

The Drawing Center, New York, NY 12/10

 The Armory Show

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, New York, NY 03/10

Nameless and Reverberating-Solo Show

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 02/10

 Art Chicago 2009

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Chicago, IL 04/09

 Art Chicago 2008

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Chicago, IL 04/08

 Two Thousand Years of Sculpture

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 02/08

Art Chicago 2007

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Chicago, IL 04/07

Rock, Paper, Scissors: American Collage Now

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelpia, PA 03/06

Art Rotterdam 2006

Annet Gelink Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands 02/06

The Shadow of the Leaf Cannot Touch the Ground- Solo Show

Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 10/05

Art Basel 2005

Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Basel, Switzerland 06/05

COLLECTIONS

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Gift of Josephine Albarelli), Philadelphia, PA; DeBruin Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin, Germany; Collection of Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI; Lambelet Collection, Basel, Switzerland; Collection of Anna Marx, Berlin, Germany; Jedermann Collection, Princeton, NJ; Collection of Ray Yoshida, Chicago, IL

GRANTS AND AWARDS

3Arts Artist Award, 2010

City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program, 2010

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2007

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Scholarship, 1999

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presidential Scholarship, 1998

EDUCATION

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

MFA Painting and Drawing 05/01

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Post Baccalaureate Certificate 05/99

Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas,Mexico DF, Mexico

Certificate 11/89

Boston University, Boston, MA

B.A. Philosophy, Literature and Film 12/87