Once upon a time, deep in the borough of Manhattan, a child was born into this world destined for infamy. It was a time of post-Vietnam war societies clashing over peace on earth that spurred the ideals of an Ecuadorian-American prodigal son tossed into the mix that we used to call “The American Dream”. Shouldering the responsibility of being the first of his family to be born in America, he took it in stride and flexed his artistic might, overcoming the barriers of a highly complex dichotomy of his heritages’ belief systems. In a nutshell, this meant listening to his parents ask repeatedly, “Why do you always draw skulls and devils?” Influenced by a constant flux of Heavy Metal Magazines, comic books, horror movies, and the Six Million Dollar Man, Roberto quickly carved out his style and shortly after, destroyed it.
Roberto C. Rosas has lived in the Shenandoah Valley for 20 years, running a small studio out of his basement called “The Lab Winchester”. While being a full time caregiver for his handicapped brother in law, Roberto, a native of New York, creates photos of his toy collection to represent a childhood nostalgia of 70’s pop culture clashing with modern car culture aesthetics.
Visit the Old Town Winchester Welcome Center throughout the months of November and December 2018 to see the exhibit and be sure to join us from 5-7 on the evening of December 7th for a reception with the artist for First Friday.