Mike Roman

Born and raised in greater Los Angeles, Michael Roman moved to New York's lower east side in the mid-70's. Working as an aspiring artist / bike messenger, Michael frequently delivered packages and hung out at Andy Warhol's labs in Manhattan. There, he received a great deal of inspiration to what would become his life work of stencil / screen art, combining Warhol techniques with old-Mexico methods and ancient images, which has become known as "Latinissmo".

Michael's textile art, known for its all over coverage and hand made appearance brings life to stencils and images. Avoiding the sterilized look which is so common, the hand wrought artwork appears as unique and imperfect as life itself.