Carro de Muerte. TEXTFRANK ROMERO_1and2. Oral history interview with Frank Romero, 1997 January 17-March 2. Romero, Frank , b. 1941 Painter, Muralist, Designer Active in Los Angeles, Calif. Size: Transcript: 99 pages. Format: Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 27 min. Collection Summary: An interview of Frank Romero conducted 1997 January 17-March 2, by Jeffrey Rangel, for the Archives of American Art, in Romero's studio, in Los Angeles, Calif. Romero discusses his growing up in East Los Angeles and his large extended family; his earliest art studies in the public schools; attending the Otis Art Institute where he studied with Joe Mugnaini and had contact with Millard Sheets and Peter Voulkos; the "very polyglut culture" of East Los Angeles; the influences of television, western movies, rock-and-roll, and rhythm and blues on his early musical/artistic taste; time spent in New York; returning to Los Angeles in 1969; and his marriage and family.
How to Use this Interview A transcript of this interview appears below. Preface. Frank Romero. Search the Site. FER holiday gifts guitar and teddy. Thumbnail of Romero, Frank California Plaz. Related imag. Related imag. SIGHTS AROUND TOWN : Chicano Symbology : Frank Romero's paintings, prints, photographs, neon art and sculpture leave viewers an impression of joy. - latimes. The exclamation points flanking Frank Romero's name on the wall at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard are a quick tip-off. This is art that virtually throbs with color and humor. Walk in the front door and you find "Chicano Lowrider," an almost life-size sculpture of a curvaceous old car, framed by two large wooden palm trees. Just when you chalk it all off as an extravagant, affectionate kitsch, you notice the neon hood ornament--in the form of a prayerful, kneeling woman adapted from Mayan iconography. Mayana in neon? Welcome to Romero's world. Looking at Romero's assortment of paintings, prints, photographs, neon art and sculpture here, the viewer is left with a palpable impression of joy, flamboyance and intensity.
Once you dig below the bright surfaces, you find a wealth of references, personal and nostalgic, and connected to Chicano culture and its roots. This is a key time in Romero's development. But the Carnegie show presents the most generous outpouring of his work. "Frank Romero! Frank Romero: Arrest of the Paleteros (32 Color Serigraph) - Modern Multiples Fine Art Print Studio. Romero paleteros. Off-Ramp | PHOTOS: Pioneering Chicano artist Frank Romero now spends half the year in the South of France.
Almost 40 years ago, with his compatriots in the art collective Los Four, Frank Romero became the first Chicano artist to show at LACMA. In fact, it was the first Chicano art show in any big American museum. With his broad brush strokes and bright colors, Romero has continued to document life in LA -- the cars, the freeways, the tragedies -- on murals and smaller canvases. For years, Romero lived and worked in the working-class Frogtown neighborhood by the LA River, but for the past eight years now, he's been spending more and more time in France, inspired by Diego Rivera's autobiography, other painters' works, and his French-speaking wife Sharon.
For seven months of the year, they live in a narrow but spacious home in the hilltop village of Mirmande in Southeastern France - population 486 - with a breathtaking view of the Rhone and the Valley of the Ardeche. Here, instead of low-riders, he paints Citroen cars. "It's a new opportunity to express myself," he says. Chicano artist, Frank Romero, displays work at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center.
Photo by Abraham Jauregui / Daily Titan Los Angeles based artist Frank Romero wolfs down a tamale and carne asada taco, chewing over his artworks’ intentions—to bring “a little bit of awareness of what’s going on in culture.” Over 60 of Romero’s art pieces are on display at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton until Dec. 31. The exhibit showcases Romero’s half-century-long career that incorporates automobiles, Los Angeles cityscapes and still portraits. “It’s kind of a funny sense, kind of cartoon style, but it’s very expressionistic and colorful,” said the 72-year-old acclaimed artist.
As a Chicano artist, Romero has produced famous artworks accentuating the various layers of the Hispanic culture. He has also portrayed historical injustices involving law enforcement with paintings such as Death of Ruben Salazar and Arrest of the Paleteros. Born and raised in Los Angeles, much of Romero’s artistic influence are found in the city’s landscape and design. Art galleries and museums: Frank Romero’s exhibit in Ventura. Ventura County Bell Arts Factory: In the Tool Room Gallery, through March 31: Mujer, an exhibit celebrating Women's History Month, curated by the Museum of Ventura County. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, weekdays by appointment, 432 N.
Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960; toolroomgallery.com. Blanchard Community Library: Through April 2: The Santa Paula Society of the Arts presents the 77th annual Art and Photography Show, with a reception from 3-7 p.m. Blue Cube Gallery: March 20 through April 5: Off the Walls, an exhibit of art that never touches the walls, with a grand opening reception from 5:22-8:37 p.m. Buenaventura Gallery: Through March 22: A Few of My Favorite Things & Places, mixed-media works by Mary-Jo Murphy. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. California Lutheran University: In the Kwan Fong Gallery, through April 12: Women by Women, drawings and paintings featuring women, created by female artists.
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