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“My job as artist is transform the chaos of our daily life into colors and feelings. I don’t mimic the world. I create one.”
“Social mask” | acrylic and mix media 60×76 cm
Born in Santiago de Chile, Romanho is based in Dallas, Tx. USA. His art has a definitive african influence he is very proud of.
Romanho’s technique is a unique procedure based on specially treated newsprints mixed with bark, roots and flowers combining two dimensional cubism with three dimensional photo portrait.
“I recognized Romanho as an original painter because of his original use of material”, says the actress Queen Latifah. “His paintings are unpredictable and his passion for his work is beautiful. I haven’t seen a painting anywhere that looks like this.”
“You may like or not my artwork but, you can’t deny I have my own style!”
“When I started my career as an artist I did not have the means to express myself. Out of frustration I checked the newspaper to find a job. While doing so, I started to draw on it and the magic begun. I noticed the newsprint did not hold the paint, so I developed a technique in which I treat the paper with some natural products made of bark, roots and flowers imported from Chile, which kept the newsprint from being destroyed by the paint. The texture that I get from the paper is unique and impossible to achieve with other materials. Painting on newspaper, which some people would consider this crude, primitive, temporary, and not worthy of attention […] makes it special and unique.”
“Art gives you possibilities to speak without words.”
“At first viewing, the subject matter seems basic or elementary in form. However, the colors and vibrancy of the brush work gives soul to the flat surface, you can feel the soul behind the painting. My work comes from my soul rather than eyes, brain, or paint brush. I do feel when I paint. So if the works appear to be chaotic it is only because the paper is allowing some of the chaos of everyday life spill out. My job as artist is more about catching that spill over emotions than trying to mimic or create an accurate photographic rendition of images”.
His most recent artworks emphasize on Graffiti Style and Comic Art, whose colorful nature is powerfully enhanced by Fuji Acrylic glass or metal.
“Mao” | Fujy Acrylic/Metal/Glass, 61 x 76 cm or customizable
BLIND, Erika Badhu, Dallas
Brooke Berman Gallery, Dallas, Tx
Circle Theater, Ft Worth
Community Council of Greater Dallas
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas Peace Center
Dallas Public Library
Dallas Theater Center
E.Marie Gallery, New York
Fashion Industry Gallery FIG, Dallas
Gallery Art Space- Dallas, Tx
Gallery Revel, Dallas, NY
Great Council of Dallas
ICE House Cultural Center, Oak Cliff
Janet Kennedy Gallery
Keith Tobin Gallery
Latino Cultural Center, Dallas
Ludovica Gallery, Stgo-Chile
Luxor International Gallery
Moscow at The Palomar
Pan American gallery
Pierce & Revel Gallery, Dallas
South Side Lamar
Studio 2600, Dallas
Studio 28, Dallas