Romero, avant-garde artist has captured science in one of his works. Discover how in this article.
Inspiration behind “G-Protein Coupled Receptors EI9”
In “G-protein Coupled Receptors EI9”, Romero captured the formal structure of a membrane receptor through art. Inspired by an article he read during his early morning routine, Romero decided to recreate the diagram of the G-protein. Humans have over 1,000 different types of G-protein Coupled Receptors (GPCR), each specific to a particular function. GPCRs can regulate things such as the immune system and bodily stress.
When Romero looked at the illustration of GPCR, he saw a way to represent the membrane receptor in an artistic fashion. So he used patterns that repeat over and over again to create his artwork. He also dove into his work to creating movement by angling the receptors to create a wormhole effect.