Romeo Robinson

Romeo likes people, he finds our condition, problems, emotions, thoughts, feelings, and how we choose to express and navigate them fertile ground for an endless amount of creative work. His preferred medium is mixed media and using acrylic, charcoal, pastel, and collage as his present-day preferences.  He coined the phrase “controlled chaos” to describe his methodology. He defines this as the manipulation of color, images, words, and phrases in a random manner, in an effort to create a narrative. His narratives follow the human condition, both good and bad.

He paints in order to figure out what’s happening in the world and why it’s happening. Some of the topics he finds interesting and worthy of discussion are racism, immigration, fitting in and self-worth as teenagers, and hunger.

He started his journey in New York City at the Germaine School of Photography in the late 1970s. When he moved to Houston, he continued his studies at San Jacinto College, taking classes in legal assisting and art.
He started taking classes at the MFAH Glassell School of Art ten years ago; in 2019, He completed the Block program. Having the privilege to display his work at the San Jacinto College Gallery, the San Jacinto College Library, various VAA exhibitions, Carolyn Garcia Gallery, the Houston City Wide African American Artists Exhibition, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, the Gallery space at West Gray Dental, and at the NCV Wine facility.