We all cross paths, we share fears, joys, doubts, and searches. Reflejos allows us to find ourselves and relate to shared stories, and more than portraying a stranger, the abstraction and absence of faces allows us all to see each other inviting us to introspection, seek memories, enjoy a laugh, and connect to that feeling with which we identify.
The links will not be the same for everyone, but the reflection is open for us to find ourselves and connect with each other.
The exhibition focusses on various modular compositions that narrate and create dialogues between them to reinforce the moving pieces of a situation. Color captures every feeling and drives the dialogue throughout the exhibition which is formally composed of mixed media with various techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, and silkscreen. A journey that starts from the passion of our hearts to stories of portrayed circumstances.
Romulo Martinez is a Venezuelan artist residing in the city of Frisco, Texas, was born in Maracaibo, has a degree in Plastic Arts, Mention in Painting, from the University of Zulia and a Master’s in Artistic Production, Artistic Practice specialty, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
His plastic work is characterized by the symbolic use of color and human representations accompanied by everyday objects and natural elements within contexts of a humanistic, social and introspective nature, with touches of everyday life, playfulness and the picturesque. His work is also distinguished by the application of various techniques and media such as drawing, painting, graphic arts, collage and assemblage to represent his visual proposals.
He is a mixed media plastic artist who develops his work between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional, such as interventions and assemblies in the exhibition space through the use of fabrics, recycled objects and assemblage, always with painting present in any of its modalities.
In his professional career he has several academic awards and artistic recognitions, and 11 solo exhibitions in leading museums, cultural institutions and private galleries, including the most recent Looking for signs held at the Collin College Art Gallery in Plano in February 2022.
His work is present in several private and museum collections, the most outstanding being the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia (MACZUL).
He has participated in more than 70 collective exhibitions, festivals and art salons, and his works have been exhibited in different cities of Venezuela individually or collectively, such as Maracaibo, Caracas, Valencia, Maracay, Barcelona, Trujillo and Ciudad Bolívar, and internationally in Bogotá-Colombia, Valencia-Spain, Aruba, City of Singapore-Singapore, Lima-Peru, and within the United States in Miami, Dallas, Frisco, Coppell, Denton, Plano and Fort Worth.
He served as Professor of Plastic Arts at the Department of Culture of the University of Zulia between the years 2012- 2015, and since 2018 he lives in Frisco, Texas, where he continues to develop his work and new exhibition projects.
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