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Luis Emilio Romero - Artists - Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Photo by Deb Leal.

Luis Emilio Romero was born in Guatemala. He is an abstract painter who uses form and patterning as an active force of energy linked to weaving. In his paintings, his complexity of color and texture is intricate and rich to uplift the form as a body. With color and mark making, the paintings speak powerfully to the notion of meditation, while the history of indigenous Guatemalan weaving techniques adds a complex spiritualism and peaceful involvement to his process.

The process is linked to rituals that emerge from works on paper that evolve into abstract paintings that combine a series of delicate lines to explore rhythm and harmony, along with a very careful palette. The laborious nature of his works ensures a tactile surface, which is further revealed when viewed in person. The surface is a sensory bridge that ignites the physicality and movement of the compositions, highlighting vivid and melodious structures of color, texture and directional lines. The luminescent light of the touch surface awakens an illusory perceptual warmth within the outlined pattern, a structural body, adding the spirit of repeating color combinations to produce an intimate and conscious process. The visual luminosity is silent that expands the dimensional surface and awakens the spirit of his process.

Luis Emilio Romero was born 1996 in Guatemala, and lives in New Jersey. He holds an MFA from Hunter College (2022) and a BFA from Rutgers State University (2019). His work has been included in group exhibitions including Material Knowledge (2022) at Arsenal Contemporary in New York; It Begins with What's Already There at 205 Hudson Gallery, Hunter College, New York; and Rituales y el Subconsciente/Rituals and the Subconscious (2023) at Mostajo Projects, New York. Romero has been awarded the Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in 2023, and was a resident at Mostajo Projects in Warren, CT (2023). He lives in New Jersey and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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