Gilberto Romero

Secret Window is pleased have Gilberto Romero's work displayed at the gallery. His fabricated bronze sculptures are rooted in the deep traditional culture of Northern New Mexico. Romero believes his deep respect for his Hispanic family values and the outdoor environment is best expressed in the contemporary imagery of bronze, steel and stone.  The shape, line, color and even the negative space in and around each sculpture express Romero's feelings for family and nature. Being a fourth generation New Mexican, Romero has a long history to draw upon, and that is reflected in the myriad of works Romero has created. Romero artistic endeavors began at an early age when he knew art was his calling, and began to work towards establishing his vision.  Romero creates his work by casting, fabricating and patination of bronze. Of the many variations of bronze work, Romero prefers the fabrication process which gives his work a cleaner, sharper line than most cast bronze. Fabrication is an extremely difficult process to do well. It requires precision welding to achieve a clean, fluid and continuous line - a technique for master welders only. Also, Romero is a hands-on sculptor with all of his work completed in his studio. Even his cast work, though cast in a foundry, is welded and chased by Romero along with his wife Davery applying the patinas. In addition to bronze, Romero incorporates steel, natural stone, found driftwood and cast bronze birds into his work.