David Gerard Romero
The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009)
Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink
6 feet 4 inches tall (detail)

The central preoccupation unifying all my work is an engagement with the practice of the old masters, particularly those of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Their perfection of craft, their exploration of narrative modes, and their explicit connection to history and politics are a source of continuing fascination and inspiration to my work. Embedding contemporary iconography and themes in a classical figurative craft, I seek to tease out the hidden relationships and continuities between classical art and current culture.

As a gay, Catholic, Mexican-American artist, the complex themes of race, sexuality, subjectivity and identity find themselves entwined within the baroque parade of Mexican wrestlers, mythic hermaphrodites, imagined superheroes, and beastly cherubs that populate my imagination, my drawings, and my paintings.

Website: http://www.gremardromero.com/statement.html

David Gerard Romero
The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009)
Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink
6 feet 4 inches tall
David Gerard Romero
The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009)
Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink
6 feet 4 inches tall (detail)
David Gerard Romero
The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009)
Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink
6 feet 4 inches tall (detail)
David Gerard Romero
The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009)
Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink
6 feet 4 inches tall (detail)
David Gerard Romero
The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009)
Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink
6 feet 4 inches tall (detail)
David Gerard Romero
The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009)
Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink
6 feet 4 inches tall (detail)