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Published July 29, 2022

Painting as Weaving: Luis Emilio Romero’s Studio Spotlight

By Kate Parvenski

Kate is the Content Lead for Testudo and a Brooklyn-based multimedia producer with a passion for art and storytelling. Her work focuses on documenting and showcasing artists working across a variety of mediums.

Luis Emilio Romero grew up in Guatemala, surrounded by lush green wildlife and an abundance of high-altitude mountains. As a painter, he uses an approach that emphasizes both structure and abstraction. Here's a first-hand look at his studio practice and weaving-inspired paintings.

Luis Emilio Romero (b. 1996, Guatemala, raised in New Jersey) is an artist working primarily in painting. Luis Emilio has exhibited work in many spaces in New Brunswick during his four years of undergraduate at Rutgers University. This includes the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel (2018) and the Make a Wish Foundation Gala collaboration with Rutgers and The Rutgers Club, New Brunswick (2017). He has also presented his work in group shows in Princeton NJ, including an exhibition called Art Jam in 2019. Luis Emilio is currently studying at Hunter College in New York City to receive his Masters in Studio Art.

Luis Emilio Romero, Jardin Dorado. Photograph courtesy of the artist.
Image Credit: Kate Parvenski

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