Memorias Desprendidas | Deconstructed Memories
by Alfredo Romero
Opening Saturday February 27th until
March 24th 2021
Simard Bilodeau Contemporary presents the exhibition MEMORIAS DESPRENDIDAS - DECONSTRUCTED MEMORIES - by ALFREDO ROMERO, opening Saturday, February 27th until March 24th, 2021, at their Downtown Los Angeles location.
It is Romero’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The Spanish, Mexico based artist, continues to explore the theme of “Vestiges of our Times”. His works represent an artistic intervention that investigates the Mexican urban discourse that took place on the facades of the buildings between the 1950’s and 1990’s.
Lo Que La Calle Esconde, Alfredo Romero, Strappo, Mixed Media and Gold Leaf on Canvas, 31" x 22"
In the different cities he researches, with the strappo technique he developed, he extracts these vestiges that narrate key moments of the passing of life and eras, leaving a trace for the future. The artist explores the cultural memory, and in his own way, fore keeps it in creating artworks that serve as bridges between then and now, between history and contemporary. On each artwork, he adds is own mark as a current intervention onto the piece.
Memorias Desprendidas is an incursion into the history and culture of the streets of Mexico. The exhibition presents 17 artworks that translates the construction of the identity of the street culture of his country of adoption.
Me Copias, Alfredo Romero, Strappo and Mixed Media on Cotton Canvas, 47" x 47"
ALFREDO ROMERO CAMPOS [b. 1974]
Alfredo Romero was born in 1974 in Barcelona, Spain. He now lives and works in Mexico. Romero studied fine art, architecture, design and art history in Barcelona, Spain. Over the years, he has experimented with different techniques, mediums and processes, such as paint, found objects, strappo, gold leaf, wood and metal. The artist has a keen interest in translating traces of history in relation with the present and future time. His creativity is linked to the human imprint in the Universe. In the last few years, he has given part of his time to a project that he is passionate about, an archeological project to safe keep the culture of the street of Mexico “Vestiges of Our Times”.