New Exhibition: Arnaldo Roche


Josefina Barceló Jiménez (El Nuevo Día) reports on Puerto Rican artist Arnaldo Roche’s solo exhibition at the Latin American Masters gallery in Los Angeles, California. The exhibition, part of an initiative carried out by the Getty Foundation in support of Latin American artists—“Pacific Standard Time”—opened on February 10 and will be on view until March 17, 2018.

Roche’s international representative, Walter Otero, explained that this exhibition is very special, since it is part of an initiative carried out by the Getty Foundation. “The Getty Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, is a museum that has its philanthropic foundation in support of art and artists. This year they developed an activity called the “Pacific Standard Time,” in order to promote Latin American art,” he said.

Puerto Rican painter Arnaldo Roche has developed a unique style based on the application of layers of bright colors that he then covers in black, working with a spatula to produce dramatic and revealing images.

In some of his work, he uses as a base human models that he wraps in his canvases, highlighting their contours through frottage. His work is usually in large format, with vivid colors, dramatic content, and diverse historical and personal references that feed his expressionist impetus.

Roche has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other institutions.

[Translated from Spanish by Ivette Romero.] For original article (in Spanish), see

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