Announcing Alexander James Romero’s Exhibition “Keys”

We are happy to announce Keys, an exhibition by Alexander James Romero, as a result of his activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Alexander James Romero is currently studying art in Denver Colorado with a focus in printmaking, drawing and painting. He will be graduating Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in printmaking in 2017, he currently shows work in galleries across the Denver Metropolitan area. Alexander is fascinated by Japanese wood block printing and the integration and innovation of technology that Japan has adopted.
His work revolves around the duality of existence that he believes his generation finds itself in. That duality is perpetuated from the over-use of technology and the effects that it has on the psyche. He displays these effects through traditional methods so that he can juxtapose the ephemeral nature of the digital world with the everlasting nature of print and painting. So he creates a language that will portray this duality of existence through paint, using thick impasto.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

This exhibition explores the phycological effects that the over-use of technology has on my generation. I juxtapose the ephemeral nature of technology with the everlasting nature of painting to communicate a language that displays the duality of life between the digital realm and the material realm. I paint from life, having models sit for me in the studio so that I can have an actual interaction with the person I am painting from so I can explore phenomenology and its relationship to painting.

Alexander James Romero “Keys”
Date: June 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an artist talk and opening party on Saturday the 25th, starting at 15:30.
* Exhibitions by other 6 artists (Betty Susiarjo, Vieno James, Emilie Lang, Zac Grenfell, Ruby Silvious, Ashley Yeo Yakka) will be held during the same exhibition period.

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