“I want to knock you out of your complacency, engage you in my images.”
My partner, artist Richard Kurtz & I love to visit other artists in their studios.
On a bright, crisp spring day we visited the studio of artist Janet Stein Romero in El Ancon, New Mexico. Janet has lived in the village of El Ancon for over thirty years where she raised her family with her husband artist Nicasio Romero.
Janet’s studio is packed with textiles from all over the world, vintage clothes, sexy shoes, magazines from South America, altars, books, shrines, super unique objects and her art.
The work is that it is sexy, fetishistic, stylish, mystical & edgy.
Janet is an artist who is unafraid to be herself.
Her work is erotic & mystical.
She told us that some people go running from her studio, feeling uncomfortable.
I felt a sense of knowing and understanding.
I like magic & I like sexy.
“My sequined pieces are part of a series of “Altered States Upon Returning from Caracas.”
Janet Stein Romero
“I have been working on a series of watercolors on silk revealing a passion and enthusiasm for working with the figure as form and mystery in an anti-hierarchical context.”
Janet Stein Romero
To contact Janet ~ you can write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard & I will visit the Romero’s in a few weeks for a studio visit with Nicasio. We look forward to out return to their land, to spending time with Nicasio, to listen & to document what he wants to share with us about his work, his process & his inspirations.
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