Artist Paulo Romero
For Paulo Romero inspiration comes from the images that cross his path in the course of everyday life. “I do not go far to look for subject matter since the objects and people around me continue to prove fascinating to observe and depict.” Working with textures and thick application of paint over materials like burnt wood, brass, and aluminum, Paulo creates a balance between the painting as a realistic image, and as a composition. He strives to see things as they really are and enjoys walks with his son who observes shapes, colour, and tiny details about the world in a unique and refreshing way.
Holding degrees from Concordia and the University of British Columbia, Paulo’s collections have been shown in prominent galleries and are part of collections throughout North America and Europe. He received the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshield Award for figurative art as well as a Canada Council Production Grant for media art.