Internationally renowned painter and SAR’s 2002 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow Mateo Romero is probably best known for his work that links the past, present, and future of Pueblo life. These highly gestural works combine photo transferred images with paint. In a stunning shift in direction, however, Mateo has more recently been focusing on the physical land traveled by his ancestors. His explorations through the dramatic Southwest landscape are enhanced by his heavy use of impasto and flirtations with chiaroscuro.
For the IARC 40th anniversary auction, Mateo has generously donated Abiquiu Series V, depicting northern New Mexico’s primordial yet timeless vistas. The IARC proudly houses several of Mateo’s works.
“Abiquiu Series V.” Oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″ (25.5″ x 25.5″ framed)