JULY 14 – 20, 2017

CARLOS RAMIREZ

IN MY GARDEN

JULY 14-20

RECEPTION FRIDAY JULY 14, 7-9pm

“In My Garden”, new paintings by Cuban born artist Carlos Ramirez, brings the unspoiled outside world back into our lives with a designer’s vision and the fervent sensibility of a painter.  Ramirez draws from both his fashion background and his connection to the natural world while engaging with the visual language of his colorful organic abstracts.

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 manifestly 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.  Ramirez’s canvases reflect his emotional response to the natural world rather than a direct portrayal of his surroundings, and with each vibrant brushstroke, a garden of color and passion blooms.

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. Meet the artist July 14th from 7 to 9pm.