¨Medios tonos¨, is the first solo exhibition by the Spanish artist Alberto Romero (1978) in Maastricht. On Saturday 20 January at 4 pm the exhibition will be opened in the presence of the artist at Oranjeplein 203 in Maastricht. The exhibition can be visited until 12 March 2018.
The work of Alberto Romero consists mainly of paintings and drawings, but other disciplines such as video and photography are also interested.
He is a contemporary artist, inspired and educated by Antonio López García. One of the great living Spanish realists. He admires many artists who have a special place in art history due to their way of looking. From Velazquez and Vermeer through Mondriaan and Giacometti to Antonio López García we see a way of looking and connecting everyday life with the art that Alberto translated in his own way into the 21st century.
Alberto's work is contemporary and requires a lot from the viewer. Because of the subtle way of working, it is easy for the contemporary established art scene to label the work as traditional and admirers of realism are forced not to search for perfection but for abstraction.
Alberto Romero paints many still lifes, but, instead of an exact copy or a classical version, he chooses to bring the still life back to the essence. You see a bowl of lemons, but nothing more. The lemons come to life because of the different shades of color that have been used. Here also the connection to the title of the exhibition. Medios tonos includes the different shades that are used within a color.
In our current time, with a constant stream of images and impressions, Alberto's work is a haven. Only lemons, or tomatoes, or eggs on a scale, in nothing, reduced to the essence.
Alberto regularly has exhibitions in Spain, from Seville and Madrid to Avila and of course Barcelona. In Barcelona he is represented by gallery sala Parès.
He exhibited at Avila in 2017 together with Antonio Lopéz and his work has been included in the collections of Fundación Vila-casas / Fundación Rodriguez-Acosta / Diputación de Segovia / Patrimonio UB / Colección DKV.
Alberto teaches at the University of Barcelona