My work plays the edge between abstraction and representational. Ink sketches within the work depicting leaves, petals, stones loosely reference nature, while the underlying structure and palette remain rooted in abstraction. This contrast between the recognizable and the obscure allows for the viewer to connect with the work on various levels. Color is integral part of my work . Unlike many other painters I come from a fashion background, I designed my own label Liancarlo for years. That experience coupled with having been raised in the tropics have shaped my perception and use of color.
Sante Fe, NM based artist, Carlos Ramirez, continues to strike a cord with his audience through his thoughtful and compelling artistry.