elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

David Gremard Romero: Embedding Contemporary Iconography

"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.

Portrait of Tony as a Penitent, 2008, Pastel and Gold Leaf on Paper, 41x30 inches

Portrait of Alejandro as Auto de Fe, 2007, Pastel on Paper, 28x36 inches

Jason as Quemadura, 2007, Pastel on Paper, 32x22 inches

Series The Little Death, 2005

Series The Little Death, 2005

Series The Little Death, 2005

Series The Little Death, 2005

Series The Little Death, 2005

Series The Little Death, 2005

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." --David Gremard Romero


Academy of Art College, Drawing and Painting, 1996-1999
The Art Institute of San Francisco, BFA, Cum Laude, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2000-2001, Merit Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions

Auto-Da-Fe , Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, 2008
Metamorphosis, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, 2006
The Little Death, new paintings, Build Gallery, San Francisco, 2005

Group Exhibitions

Wonder, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2008
Its a Textile Show, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2008
David Gremard Romero and Eliabeth Leger, New Works, Los Modanos Community College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA, 2006
Laid Bare, Edgewise Arts, San Francisco, 2005
22nd Annual Berkeley Art Center National Juried Exhibition, 2005
The Happiest Day, Bucheon Gallery, 2005
Notorious, Build Gallery, San Francisco, 2004
Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, 2004


More Artists at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

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