Nicolás Romero (Buenos Aires, 1985) began twenty years ago signing Ever and doing graffiti in the streets of his hometown, a city that was living the hangover of a military dictatorship that had lasted eight years and that at that time understood street art as an expression of freedom.
Currently, Nicolás has been developing his studio work around the “Naturalezas Muertas”, with which through the union of elements he has found a way to use the image as a form of social reflection and anthropological research. He works through traces he finds in his immediate context, the result of the social fabric and symbols born of the coexistence of social, cultural and economic factors. From soft drink bottles to religious prints, political symbols, contemporary icons or something as seemingly innocent as fruits and vegetables are part of these compositions that he uses as a bridge to talk about more complex realities.
It is precisely this confluence between still lifes and that connection with his childhood and pushed by times in which society was modifying its behaviors in the face of a global pandemic, which leads him to give architectural form, specifically gundam, to these still lifes, giving life to beings dressed in standardized consumer elements – anonymous and global identities – through their bodies.
Romero has presented solo exhibitions at Ochi Projects Gallery (Los Angeles), The Diogenes Club (Los Angeles), Galeria Varsi (Rome), Galería Libertad (Querétaro) and Dinámica Gallery (Buenos Aires). He has participated in group shows at Studiocromie (Italy), Marian Cramer Projects (Amsterdam), Fir Gallery (Beijing), Cerquone Gallery (Madrid), and in other countries such as France, South Africa, Austria, Australia, Mexico and the United States.
Recently Romero Escalada had a show with Ting Ting art space in Taiwan and recently was presented at Swab Barcelona and in the same week as Paris he will be participating in art Taipei.
He has done illustrations for the printed versions of New York Times Magazine and ZEIT Magazine.
His work has been selected in cultural institutions such as the Santander Foundation, Amalita Fortabat Museum and Palais de Glace, all three in Buenos Aires, the Macro Museum in the city of Rosario or the Biennial of urban interventions in the CCEC and the Caraffa Museum in Cordoba, Argentina.