Alexander Romero

My work revolves around the duality of existence that my generation finds itself in. This duality is perpetuated by the overuse of technology and the toll it takes on the psyche. Day-to-day, we find ourselves in a reality that switches from a virtual realm to the physical realm, between what we view and (mis)interpret on a screen and what we see in real life. This both intrigues and disturbs me on a conscious level. I've started questioning the way we communicate with one another and how it affects me. I've displayed these effects through traditional methods by juxtaposing the ephemeral nature of the digital world with the everlasting nature of painting; an irony I'm compelled to illuminate. These works are painted from life to express what it feels like to live in a cold communication era.