Painter Carlos Ramirez (b. Havana, Cuba 1958) draws from both his fashion background and his connection to the natural world while engaging with the visual language of his colorful organic abstracts. Ramirez’s canvases bring the unspoiled outside world back into our lives with a designer’s vision and the sensibility of a painter.

Fashion brings color and attitude, a sense of strength, and a certain bravado to Ramirez’s work, while from nature he borrows shapes, rhythm and scale. He attributes his affinity for bright and varied palettes to his native Cuba and a Miami upbringing, color engrained in his DNA. A painting begins with bold black ink sketches that reference leaves, petals and stones, and then multiple layers of broken color are added in a back and forth manner until the desired depth and complexity of each piece has been achieved.

Carlos Ramirez is an accomplished fashion designer directing his label “Liancarlo” for 30 years. He earned a BA from Florida International University in Miami, and developed his mastery of painting through several programs and residencies in Florida and New England. His work is widely collected throughout the United States as well as internationally.

JULY 14-20, 2017