AMERICAN, b. 1978
Romero’s career began in 1990 painting trains in New York and quickly graduating to trucks and streets once the crackdown started. New York was the mecca of graffiti and the birthplace of a special culture that many knew little about. It began with the art of repetition and quickly expanded to something larger than life. He sold his art on the streets of Soho New York from 2005 to 2009, which is where he learned different techniques and was able to put my marketing education to the test.
Just like the layers of a city or the human body, he has been able to create the same feeling through photography, mixed mediums, and silk screening. Painting large-scale interior/exterior murals of art that tell a story of where he has been and his experiences. To understand the work you must pull it apart layer by layer. The first being an abstract masterpiece which is then overlaid with building, graphical elements, and graffiti that mask the walls. Creating is a race against time because in due time, all that we see now will be a distant memory, but in his work, it will all exist. His desire is to inspire those who see his work to look more carefully at the world around them, and to discover beauty in unusual places, even in Graffiti.