Pablo Santiago Romera; between the natural and the urban

Pablo Santiago Romera shows a different vision between the natural and the urban. 

By Natalia Santiago
Journalism student

The artist Pablo Santiago Romera, well known for his work in ceramics and industrial design, presented his latest project “Los huesos al sol: planos de transición” in the Art Gallery of Sacred. The exhibition has 23 pieces that represent, according to the artist, the internal erosion of the human being when it’s influenced by an environment of economic stagnation and social deterioration.

“My work reflects and represents what I’m feeling, thats why it is a very special labor”, commented the artista.

In a cozy atmosphere, those present were able to see in detail the three-dimensional works created in concrete and steel combinations that also explore the relationship of society with the buildings that surround it. The pieces were named in a peculiar way, relating and representing natural objects, such as flowers, with the materials used. Each piece is modern and aesthetically pleasing, and the guests showed their approval for the collection by expressing positive opinions aloud when visiting each station.

The artist confessed to being satisfied with the project, which was born in 2014 and is dedicated to his wife and children. Santiago, besides being the author of several artistic collections, also owns Twin Dogs Co., an industrial design firm in San Juan, he’s proud of what he has achieved so far and believes that he fulfilled in his work as an artist when people express the desire to acquire one of his artworks.

“It’s incredible to see that the message of your work reaches beyond an exhibition, it reaches a home,” commented Santiago excitedly.

The artist also thanked Sagrado for giving him the opportunity to exhibit his art before everyone. On the other hand, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, María Teresa Martínez, thanked Pablo Santiago for bringing the collection to the Gallery, one that seeks to expose more projects by Puerto Rican artists and highlight their importance in the development of the community. “We are very proud to have an artist like Pablo with us.”

The collection will be on display until June 22, 2019 and admission is free of charge. The artist will be sharing with visitors on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. For more information you can access the portal, visit the Facebook page Sagrado Art Gallery or call 787-728-1515 ext. 2661. Visiting hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. at 5:50 p.m. m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. at 4:30 p.m.

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Pablo Santiago Romera (Río Piedras, P.R. 1977) His inclination towards the visual arts began at an early age, inspired by his progenitor, the potter, Pilar Romera. Pablo studied different artistic media in the Art League of San Juan. In the course of his preparation he was a disciple of specialists in ceramics such as Bernardo Hogan, Cristina Córdova and Jerylin Verdin. In addition, he has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico. In the last decade, Santiago Romera has developed a personal style in the middle of ceramics and has actively participated in individual exhibitions in local and international galleries. His most recent solo exhibition was at 448 Contempo Gallery in New Jersey, USA.

About the Art Gallery of the University of the Sacred Heart
The University of the Sagrado Corazon believes in the relevance that art has in the life of the human being. As part of its mission, the institution promotes humanistic education and the development of the creative thinking of its members. For 24 years and a total of 107 exhibitions, the Art Gallery of the University of the Sagrado Corazon has received students and university staff as part of the academic offer of the institution, as well as the entire Puerto Rican community that wishes to share the aesthetic experience that they offer through out their exhibitions.

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