A slogan from the punk era went, “F— art, let’s dance!”
Painter Romeo Lee chooses to do both.
The iconoclastic artist and punk icon has been on a mission: to bring fun back to the contemporary art scene.
The local gallery scene has become too hoity-toity, he thinks. Since artists started making real money, they’ve begun to take themselves too seriously.
There wasn’t a lot of beard-stroking going on at the opening of “Die, monster, die!,” a group exhibit featuring Lee, Ronald Achacoso, Alex Aguilar, Dodo Dayao, Jonathan Olazo, Omar Taleon and Cris Villanueva.
The fact that the show took its name from Boris Karloff’s last movie should have provided a clue as to what to expect.
“Shows are boring without music, if it’s just art,” says Lee.
No danger of that, with him doing his patented “Wild Thing” punk/art mashup with the Rod Mijares Combo, and The Borrachos.
It’s too late to dance but you can still see the art until June 9 at the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City.