Nicolas Romero

Buenos Aires, 1985



Nicolás Romero began twenty years ago signing and doing graffiti in the streets of his native Buenos Aires, a city that was living the hangover of a military dictatorship that had lasted eight years and that at that time understood street art as an expression of freedom. He moved away from graffiti to start developing a mural work with which he experiments and plays with its symbolic charge in his confrontation with public space.

At present, Nicolás is developing his work around the “Dead Natures”, with which through the union of elements he has found a way to use the image as a means of social reflection and anthropological research. He works through traces that he finds in his most immediate context, the result of the social network and symbols born from the coexistence of social, cultural and economic factors. From soft drink bottles to religious prints, political symbols, contemporary icons or something as apparently innocent as fruits and vegetables are part of these compositions that he uses as a bridge to talk about more complex realities.

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Nicolas Romero, Have a nice day, 2021
Oil and acrylic on linen 110 x 100 cm
Nicolas Romero, The products of my friend Axel, 2021
Oil and acrylic on linen 100 x 90 cm
Nicolas Romero, Social Body II, 2021
Oil and acrylic on linen 200 x 120 cm