La soledad de las paralelas V
Date 2006
Dimensions 60" x 77 1/2"
Category Painting
Medium Acrylic on cotton canvas
Genre Abstract
Period 21st Century
Collection Title translation: The loneliness of the parallel V

Jaime Romano

"La soledad de las paralelas V*" (2006)



Painter and professor. He received a bachelor’s degree in administration in 1963 and another in fine arts in 1966, both from the University of Puerto Rico. He completed his master’s degree in arts from American University in Washington, D.C. In 1968 he founded the University Form Group with several friends whose goals were to pave the way for emerging painters, gaining success with other artists such as Lope Max Díaz, Carmelo Fontánez and Edwin Figueroa. Romano has stood out as a pioneer of abstraction that began with his abstract‑expressionist explorations. His works from that period are characterized by using the commercial roller as an instrument to capture movement in his compositions. In the seventies he took courses conducive to a doctoral degree in arts from New York University. After residing in Washington, D.C. and New York, he returned to Puerto Rico in 1984. From 1986 to 2008 he was a professor at the Fine Arts Department of the University of Puerto Rico. His more mature work stands out for the combination of geometric shapes and the harmonious embodiment of color, which acquires a quality of transparency and texture.