Posts Tagged ‘plates’

Artist of the moment………..Diego Romero



Diego Romero is the brother of the previous post, Mateo Romero, and an outstanding artist in his own right. Diego Romero was born in Berkeley, California in the year 1966. His father and grandmother were both artists. His grandmother was a renown ceramics artist, its obvious that he found some inspiration from her in his wonderful and unique plates.

Like his brother Mateo Romero, Diego briefly attended the Institute of American Indian Art. After a short stint at the institute Diego would go on to earn a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design based out of Los Angeles, California. The artist went on to earn a MFA from U.C.L.A.


In this clip Diego Romero talks about his working process:

With his use of cartoons and comics and earthenware, the artist has created very unique pieces of art on par with his more famous brother Mateo.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a great family of artisans who have been working as artists for 3 generations. Its interesting to see the similarities in styles and subject matter between the brothers. The father of the two boys was a traditional painter who enjoyed painting despite losing a hand in the Korean War.



Artist of the moment…..Adriana Varejao……

The artist is from Brazil. She was born in a city              .

She is a wonderful painter of bodies of water in a man made setting. Simply put she paints awesome pools that have a spectacular dimensional feel to them. As am avid user of steam rooms and suana I believe the artist has captured the feeling of being in one perfectly. I especially like the works done in blue tones. For me they bring a feeling of relaxation.

This clip is from a show featuring the artist that was held at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York in 2009.

high price range:  The artist’s has sold works for more than one million U.S. dollars.  An oil painting sold for $1,011,236, a work titled Macau Wall #5. Another work that begins Parede Com ( I don’t know the translation) sold for $1,800,000.

low price range:  Acrylics works  from the artist are available starting at $1,800.

Varejao has worked in many mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, and installations. The artist has also dabbled in photography and C-prints can be found between one and two thousand dollars.

The artist is part of many musuem collections including the Tate of London  and the Guggenheim in New York.

She was born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in 1964 and still resides in the city at this time.

I enjoy this artist for her unique subject matter and her high technical ability that enables her art to have a great deal of depth in it.

Happy painting!