Our first approach to Luis Romero’s work was from afar, through photography. We got to him by chance, and it was love at first sight, or better yet, a sight for sore eyes. After enjoying his work on a daily basis thanks to Instagram, and after becoming compulsive “likers” (pardon us) we realized that this profile belonged to a renowned artist, which until then, we were not fortunate of knowing.
Luis Romero (1967) is a Venezuelan plastic artist, born and grown in Caracas. His work uses and feeds on diverse artistic technics, like collage, photography and graphic arts. He creates a visual language that takes us through a fascinating semiotic journey, where that which is urban and mundane, gain new meanings, perspectives and values.
Romero started a successful artistic career during the nineties and since then he has been recognized with important acknowledgments. His work has been displayed nationally and internationally in collective and personal exhibitions, and he has also been a head of cultural institutions and curator for other artists’ exhibits.
His most recent work C(R)UDO is currently exhibiting in Beatriz Gil Gallery in Caracas until the end of this month. If you're lucky enough to be around do stop by and if not we invite you to take a daily ride through his particular point of view on his Instagram account.