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Vicente Romero Redondo (b. 1956)

Vicente Romero Redondo was born in 1956 in Madrid as the eldest of four sons. During his childhood, his interest in art manifested itself as he drew sketches and caricatures of schoolmates and teachers in every school where he studied (due to the work of his father, he grew up in many different towns throughout Spain). The family returned to Madrid when Romero was 15 years old, he began his studies at the prestigious Faculty of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid (Salvador Dali’s alma mater). He started with sculpture, but soon switched to painting, and he graduated with honors in 1982. He then spent several years working on the street just as Jose Fuentetaja had done, painting pastel portraits in villages along the Spanish coast and on Tenerife, Majorca and Ibiza. In 1987 Romero and his wife settled on the Costa Brava, with its marvelous light, where he perfected his individual style and subject matter, converting intimate situations of life into the leitmotif of his art, a modern interpretation of the great Spanish Maja tradition. He considers his work Traditional Representational. He owes his technique in oil painting to his academic training, although he has mastered the medium of pastel, which he travels throughout Europe teaching. He finds pastel more direct, more spontaneous, and as he says, “It provides the opportunity for unrivalled delicacy.” Since the early 1990s Romero has had one-man exhibitions in Space, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, England, and China. Galerie Michael is delighted to host his first showing of his extraordinary works in the United States.

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