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Luis Romero

Works on Paper

Luis Romero is a visual artist born in Mexico, raised in Puerto Rico, and currently living and working in Chicago. He completed his MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA in Philosophy, Literature, and Film at Boston University. His work is in public and private collections in the US and Europe such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, US Department of State, and the Fidelity Corporate Collection, among many others. Luis constructs assemblages primarily of paper, cardboard, and canvas. He uses pattern and layering of materials to create a visual space rich in ambiguity, and to allow the pieces to grow organically. You can think of his works as organisms that contain an uncertain space and that are visible to the world through their visual pulsation. As if the teleporter in the original Star Trek series left travelers caught halfway in the process of dematerialization and rematerialization.

Featured Artworks

  •  Luis Romero artwork Green Rectangle Walking At Night/ Abstraction with Fireflies
  •  Luis Romero artwork Tower with Cat Ears
  •  Luis Romero artwork Mutant Map of the United States/ Shamanistic Drawing
  •  Luis Romero artwork Bent
  •  Luis Romero artwork My Own Private Summer Something
  •  Luis Romero artwork Landscape Showing Butt
  •  Luis Romero artwork Space Fortress During Facial Devastation Stage
  •  Luis Romero artwork The Colors of a Toy I Once Saw, or Maybe of a T-Shirt I Wore
  •  Luis Romero artwork Untitled
  •  Luis Romero artwork Untitled
  •  Luis Romero artwork Untitled
  •  Luis Romero artwork Yellow Room
  •  Luis Romero artwork Stained Abstraction
  •  Luis Romero artwork Untitled Video available at:
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