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Santos Recórcholis!! (Holy Smokes!!)

Tuesday January 31 - Wednesday June 6, 2012

Main Gallery & Visual Space

According to Armando Romero, “we live in a world of reproductions; the original no longer exists” and this is the premise of his most recent collection entitled Santos Recórcholis, a comic book expression denoting surprise, which just happens to be the main ingredient in the work of this artists who plays with the “reproduction” of emblematic images from the history of art and iconic comic book characters. But what could be so surprising about paintings that revisit the great masters or the superheroes of popular culture? Romero has several formal and conceptual tricks up his sleeve, which he uses to create an ambiguous universe full of signs and insinuations tinged with irony, humor, parody and irreverence.

 

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