Romeo Gómez López (1991, Mexico City) is a visual artist who works with religion, celebrities, telenovelas, science fiction, and other pop culture references. He is co-founder of Salón Silicón, a gallery that focuses on making visible and disseminating the work of women artists and members of the LGBTI+ community. In 2020 he presented “The Woke Zone” within Siembra at the kurimanzutto gallery, a sexual puppet show performed with hyper-realistic silicone marionettes between two pop singers. That same year he participated in the "OTRXS MUNDXS" exhibition at the Tamayo Museum with his piece “Heteropiedra”, which criticizes the use of stone as a representative material for a sector of heterosexual artists. In 2017 he presented the installation "Lust of the Flesh!" in the group show "Le Gran Luxe" at the Futurama Cultural Center, curated by Daniel Garza Usabiaga. He has had two solo exhibitions, "I want to beliebe" (2018) at Salón Silicón and "Fantastic Voyage" (2019) at LADRÓNgaleria. He has participated in group exhibitions in spaces such as "Artificial Kingdoms" (2019) at the National Center for the Arts curated by PICS and "Young Explorers Camp" (2019) at the Museum of the City of Querétaro.
Nightmarish alternate worlds contained in dioramas, puppet sex shows, and toys, are some elements that constitute the work of Romeo Gómez López which represents a resistance to the expectation of compulsory heterosexuality and a personal insight which thrives on humour and pornographic imagination. Romeo uses religion, celebrities, soap operas, science fiction and other references of mass culture, to inject a much-needed and well-deserved dose of faggotry, thus creating a pastiche that criticizes the conservative character that still exists within the Mexican art scene. Romeo Gómez López creates a series of utopian chess sets, the idea was first conceived while watching Star Trek and observing the “Tri-Dimensional” Chess prop. The artist was intrigued by the fact that in a futuristic, sci-fi scenario as such, the hierarchal game would remain a constant and he goes on to create diverse versions of subversive chess sets. The colours are no longer two but four, the players will loose track of their pieces, the architecture of multiple-platform structure and arrangement of the pieces will not allow for one to overthrow another, the war ceases