Colorado artist Daniel Romano's work is a meditation on current events and social issues. He uses unique approaches incorporating unlikely materials in his work. Romano’s recent series on school shootings was created in response to the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings. Using his artist eye and neurodiverse viewpoint, he weaves together his one-of-a-kind view of the world. In Romano's mind, a phrase is more than the sum of its words. For Romano, words do not have one concrete meaning, they are playful, curious and malleable. His mind creates puns and references outside of the typical interpretation. He brings this brain map to life using his command of everyday materials from the construction world, presenting the viewer with a fresh take on issues, materials, and concepts. Romano's art offers the opportunity to peer inside the neurodiverse mind of an artist. Romano has a varied background in several trades and a rich history as a craftsman. He often designs and fabricates tools that enable him to create specific features in the process of producing new work. Romano is currently working on paintings with metal reliefs in response to current social issues. His bright and fresh work first appears amusing and almost playful. Deeper consideration reveals the complex issues underneath the explosion of colors and leaves the viewer with a paradox to ponder in the coming days and weeks. His work leaves a deep impression on viewers that take the time to look beneath the surface and peer into the artist's mind.
Romano is represented in private collections across the globe and has several permanent public works. Clients include Louis Vuitton, Fine Art Center of Colorado Springs, N3 Taphouse, and USA Basketball. Collaborations with artists including Native Cochiti artist/designer Virgil Ortiz, a Pueblo artist inspired by two loves: the traditional figurative ceramic and Native American Futurism.