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ART HOUR WITH AVENUE 50: Ramon Ramirez
@ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMFree
Join us for Art Hour with Avenue 50!
A virtual artist talk with Ramon Ramirez, Curator of ‘THESE DAZE.’
When? Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7PM (PST)
FREE FOR ALL INSTAGRAM USERS!
More information about ‘THESE DAZE’
(Thank you to the Wilhelm Foundation and Los Angeles County Arts Commission for helping us make this programming possible!)
Our artist talk with Ramon Ramirez from 01/15/21 is now live on our YouTube Channel! Please ‘like‘ our video, subscribe to our channel and share!
Sorry for the technical errors during our discussion! Here are some questions we received from our audience, with answers from Ramon.
- @belipacheco- Is there another city skyline you would be interested in painting?
Los Angeles has been my home for all of my life. I’ve been all over the world but LA is my muse.
- @xonvaldez- With the clean up of the environment has the effect on your color palette?
Yes. The vibrancy of the sunsets has made me want to be bolder in my painting.
- @stevieannbeal- What other sky line would you like to paint?
LA is my skyline.
- @cynthiamunoz- Did someone already ask you what the zeitgeist for 2020 is?
The zeitgeist for 2020 is the color BLUE. Dodger Blue. Biden Blue. Monday Blues. Blue, blue, BLUE!!!
- @de_leopold- What inspires you when painting abstract? They come out great!
Believe it or not, the City also inspires my abstract paintings. The city is a living machine that changes from moment to moment.
- @stevieannbeal- What inspires the abstracts?
The city…I like to learn from the city.
About Ramon Ramirez:
Ramon Ramirez is a Los Angeles-based artist with a background in architecture. He received his B.A., M.A. + M.Arch. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, the city has served as his muse from the onset. He is one of the featured artists in the book Contemporary Chicana/Chicano Artists.
Along with galleries throughout the country, institutions that have exhibited his works include Boise State University, the Carnegie Art Museum, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the Mesa Southwest Museum in Arizona, Ohio State University, Queens University at Charlotte, the Snite Museum at the University of Notre Dame, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.
The Bilingual Press at Arizona State University, the Business Journal of Hispanic Research, New York University Press and recently UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center have published his paintings and drawings in books, journals and magazines. His work has also been featured on ABC7’s VISTA LA tv news program.
“My work has been centered on the built-environment, specifically that of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. Born and raised in Los Angeles, the urban landscape has made a tremendous impact on the development of my psyche. I paint the urban environment, not to replicate it, but to digest it and to understand the trends and social conditions that it generates.
The visual arts have allowed me to perform reconnaissance and interpret my environment. Not only do I aim to satisfy an internal need to better understand who I am, but I also hope to communicate to a larger forum my observations of the environment’s effect on our aesthetic values and its constant evolution.
In analyzing our city, the realization of multiple authors has become a key ingredient of my work. No one single entity is responsible for our urban landscape. There are circumstantial forces at work that weave an unintentional aesthetic. This observation has led me to explore the use of multiple materials as a means to communicate the rich urban texture around us. In my approach, I always start with an inspired image; however, I embrace various elements, including gravity, to help manifest the image, often changing course from the initial intention. As our environment is continuously expanding and contracting, I similarly see my work in a constant state of flux, aiming to bring a visual understanding to our changing community.” -Ramon Ramirez
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