Vivache's Michael Che Romero is an extremely talented graphic designer and muralist and I would highly recommend working with him whether your vision/project is large scale or small. His works have helped shape the brand identity to numerous friends business spaces and can definitely be counted as marketing dollars well spent.His skills and ability absolutely expand the frontiers of what is possible.
Give Vivache an opportunity and you'll be impressed with both the process and the results!
Vivache Designs exceeded our expectations in all regards. They created a beautiful mural that exactly matched our company logo and brought our store to life.
He did all of this under an extremely tight deadline and with a professional and cheerful attitude. I would HIGHLY recommend Vivache Designs for any mural project.
We had such a great experience with Michael. He worked with the entire community to extract ideas and come up with a draft for what we wanted - he designed, organized, and executed an amazing full facade mural with our students, staff, and families that was representative of our mission, cohesive, creative, and executed on schedule. He's such a pleasure to work with- we all had a great time participating.
Thanks, Michael & Vivache!
Feeling inspired to say a few words about LA muralist, Michael Che Romero: When most people see the side of a building, they see an empty space. But when LA muralist Michael Che Romero sees the side of a building, he sees a blank canvas. Where others view the endless sprawl of edifice as entrees to feelings of urban despair, Romero sees an opportunity to communicate and to spread ideas. Romero’s art began in the streets of Spokane over a decade ago. His murals first sprang from the urban underground, and brandished themes of the social and political revolutions of Latin America, which champion populist power and collective self-realization.
Today, Vivache is the business evolution of Romero’s art, which has become more practically focused. Romero’s mission includes replacing printed billboards with mural adds, custom designed and then hand-painted on the sides of businesses. His murals also adorn interior business walls, transforming corporate doldrums in to common areas of enriched expression, enabling management to create brand-specific environments for clients and employees. Romero works with each business owner to ensure their involvement in the unique expression he prepares for them. He also seeks to work in concert with the urban community as a whole, adding further contextual relevance to each piece. Teams of urban artists are then employed to paint each vision one stroke at a time, until a fully realized vision specific to the client brand emerges. On one wall, a depiction of Santa Monica as seen from the beach - but encompassed within the shape of a California bear - entrances viewers. Venice Beach effervesces in letters with related images on another wall. And the declaration “Math Rocks” is cartooned with images of Einstein, his Theory of Relativity, and the human brain on another. His once passionate desire to emulate the ideals of social revolution have now been channeled in to the mainstream of social responsibility, creating interior and exterior spaces that spring to life with ideas relevant to a capitalist society. Romero is an artist who once painted to change the world, but now seeks to work with it. The ability of Romero and his Vivache muralists to elevate ordinary spaces in to forums of inspiration and expression, offer a genuine upgrade to the endless sprawls of interior and exterior surfaces that form LA. In LA’s resounding throng of urban expansion, Romero’s mural art offers wild flowers of hope amidst the jungles of concrete and asphalt. Just as LA’s seeming unending expansion may offer a dilemma between opportunity and crisis, Romero’s ability to see concrete as canvas may be just the thing that LA needs.
Michael was commissioned by me to create a Mural in a downtown loft for a client of mine during an interior design project. Following this experience, it is clear that Michael is the best muralist in Los Angeles!!
Michael met with me on short notice on a Sunday afternoon to review the space. Following our initial meeting, Michael and the wonder that is Vivache Designs agreed to meet personally with the client in order to create a custom Art Mural like none other in Downtown Los Angeles.
Upon meeting with my client, Michael spent time, multiple sessions, getting to know my client and his inner desires and thoughts. This connection with my client went well beyond the average Muralist, and it allowed the two to connect on a level that would assure the most exquisite outcome, and Vivache Designs outdid all of our expectations.
The amazing Mural art that Michael created in a timely manner using the highest quality materials and techniques serve as more than a conversation piece, they have become a daily inspiration for my client. I will no doubt call upon Michael and Vivache Designs for all of my future personal and professional artistic and Mural needs. There is no one better, in my and my clients opinion. My only regret is that the piece is not open for public view. Thank You!!!!