Romero’s personal life experiences and everyday observations dictate his practice. His paintings capture a range of moments, locations and people. Each image reveals the layered subjectivities of environment and identity in everyday life. His paintings of chairs and its shadows during a wake, roosters in deadly combat, or grandmothers chatting after a big lunch, confront our realities through gestures of paint and bold panels of color.

Romero’s paintings also consider the artist’s involvement as outsider or traveler. Efforts to integrate, learn and build relationships are all foundational to gain understanding of what is being observed and provides the platform for his narration. Romero’s works contemplate culture, self and community through his crude yet intimate perspectives of the human condition.


Born in Manila, Philippines, raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before living and working in Vancouver, Canada, Romero has a unique perspective of culture and the identities we form around it. His extensive background in design and advertising for brands in North America and Asia have imposed stark considerations that he chooses to ignore and instead convey lucid responses to moments in his art practice. He is a graduate of the IDEA School of Design at Capilano University in 2008.



Life Jacket
The Bakery, Vancouver
Canada, 2019

Pamilya (part of Pag-unawa)
Paniki Gallery, Aklan
Philippines, 2018


Life Jacket & Other Paintings
ISBN 978-1-9994072-0-9