René Borrero

Born in Germany

Lives & works in Atlanta, GA


René Borrero is an American artist with a multi-racial background. As a child, he had a fascination with how the world works and how to manipulate things. This curiosity fueled his desire to learn in many forms of creation; electronics, mechanics, music, painting, photography, printmaking, digital art and programming.

René served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman where he served two tours in Iraq, 2004-05, 2006-07. While overseas, he continued to create as a photographer and videographer, capturing scenes in the life of war. After serving six years in the service and spending some time as a freelance commercial photographer for four years, he enrolled at Savannah College of Art & Design in 2013 where he surrounded himself with other creatives. At SCAD, he was exposed to new materials and techniques, but he felt like he had no story to tell, no concept to elevate his art.

After many considerations, critiques and discussions with his professor Forest McMullin. René was able to finally obtain a goal with his art. René creates artwork that is meant to elicit a reaction from the audience. Whether he is evoking shock and horror in his “Food Murder” and “Garbage Pail Food” series or a fleeting sense of nostalgia in “Color in Motion”, René wants the audience to feel and experience emotions.