My essence in your senses

In these works, the paper is hand-made from abaca fibers, this palm tree (Musa Textilis) rich in cellulose, which is used to restore soils that have been destroyed.
This paper represents nature and weaknesses, the copper engraved with etching and aquatint represents industry and strengths, however, in the work, it is the paper that contains and supports the metal, which means a balance between opposites, for example that weaknesses can become strengths.
The signs engraved on the copper are based on the semiotics of the various Amazonian Nations, who live in harmony with nature, however, the environment in which they live is disappearing. Therefore, it is important to make visible the semiology of the Amazonian indigenous peoples to preserve their ancient cultural identity, as well as to help conserve the Amazon rainforest.
Handmade paper symbolizes Eastern culture, copper symbolizes Western society, and signs symbolize South American cultures, creating syncretism between these cultures and societies, with the aim of contributing to shared humanity.


“Natem” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 200×150 Mariano Aguilera Award, 1995.
In 2016 the work “Natem” was declared National Heritage of Ecuador, code: BM-17-01-03-013-15-001078, National Institute of Cultural Heritage.
Licencia de Creative Commons
Foto obra: Natem, Mi Esencia en tus Sentidos, papel de abacá y cobre grabado, 200×150 cm. Premio Mariano Aguilera 1995 by Antonio Romoleroux is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License.
Creado a partir de la obra en https://www.antonioromoleroux.com/es/papel-con-cobre/.


“Grow and Love” handmade abaca paper, engraved copper and oil, 40×30 cm. 2022


“Knowledge of the spirit” handmade abaca paper, engraved zinc, oil and acrylic, 50x40cm. 2022


“Knowledge of the spirit” Detail


“My mistakes were seeds” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 103 x 83 cm. 2021


“The soul of the soul” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 50 x 40 cm. 2021


“Jaguars” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 50×40 cm. 2013


“Jaguars”, detail


“Another layer of the soul” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and acrylic, 180 x 140 cm. 2007


“Another layer of the soul” Detail


“See the invisible world” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 180 x 140 cm. 2007


“See the invisible world” Detail

alimento espiritual
“Spiritual Food” handmade paper of cast abaca with engraved copper, acrylic and spondylus calcifer, 180 x 140 cm. 2007


“Spiritual food” Detail

tagaeri taromenane
“Tagaeri Taromenane” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and quartz, 180 x 140 cm. 2008


“Superpredator”, instant ayahuasca boxes, and supermarket car, installation, 2018

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“Endless” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 200 x 150 cm. 1995


“Own dreams” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 200 x 150 cm. 1995


“Everything” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 200 x 150 cm. 1997


“Don’t give up” handmade paper from cast abaca with engraved copper and photographs, 200 x 200 cm. 1996


“My essence in your senses” engraved copper tubes, handmade abaca and acrylic paper, 300 x 300 x 300 cm. 2007


“In search of the meaning of life” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 180 x 140 cm. 2007


“We have the right to clean air” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 50×40 cm. 2006


“Wet Forest” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 180×140 cm. 2007

Copia de la selva y el yo detalle
“West Forest” Detail


“Spiritual Food” handmade paper of cast abaca with engraved copper and spondylus princeps, 180×140 cm. 2007

Copia de alimento espiritual detalle
“Spiritual food” Detail


“You are sacred” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 180×140 cm. 2006


“Fourth Path” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 180×140 cm. 2007

“Sacred Jungle” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and acrylic, 180×140 cm. 2006


“Water for all” handmade abaca paper fused with engraved copper and acrylic, 180 x 140 cm. 2006

“Animal” handmade paper from cast abaca with engraved copper and acrylic, 70 x 50 cm. 2009


“semiotic” engraved copper, 180×60 cm. 2011

detalle semiotico
“semiotic” Detail

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“Semiotik”, electronic silver plating on engraved copper, 35 x 35 cm. 2012


“OfiDios”, handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and acrylic, 50×40 cm. 2007


“Bringing the jungle to the city”, handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 50×40 cm. 2007


“Night butterflies”, handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and acrylic, 50×40 cm. 2007


“We have the right to Peace”, handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 50×40 cm. 2007


“Sacred Spirit”, handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and acrylic, 50×40 cm. 2007


“Sacred tree”, handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 180×140 cm. 1995


“City”, engraved copper, ink and charcoal on canvas, 200x120cm. 1995


“Jungle”, engraved copper, ink and charcoal on canvas, 200 x 120 cm. 1995


“Use the magic” handmade abaca paper fused with engraved copper and oil, 140×180 cm. 1997


“Mango” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 50×40 cm. 1999


“Fértile” handmade abaca paper fused with engraved copper and oil, 50×40 cm. 1999


“Curare” handmade abaca paper fused with engraved copper and oil, 50×40 cm. 1999


“With the tiger woman” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 50x40cm. 1999


“Today” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 100x100cm. 1999


“Anacondas” diptych, handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and acrylic, 360x280cm. 2000


“Anacondas” diptych, handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and acrylic, 360x280cm. 2000


“IN” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and oil, 180×140 cm. 2001


“Jaguar” handmade paper of cast abaca with embossed bronze and spondylus, 50×40 cm. 2016


“Bioindicators” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper, 50×40 cm. 2007


“Sacred nature” spondylus princeps and soldered copper, 95x70cm. 2011


“Only the unreal can be lost” handmade abaca paper cast with engraved copper and acrylic, 180×140 cm. 2007


“Human Tree” handmade abaca paper, copper engraving and photography, 140 x 140 cm. 1996