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Virtual Senior Show - Dominic Ramirez
Thu, Apr 2, 2020, 10:00 am to Fri, Jun 5, 2020, 11:59 pm


Artist statement:

As an artist I find that some of the most beautiful aspects of life can come from the ugliest of moments and events that can transpire. Tragedy, pain, and suffering can lead to acceptance, understanding and growth. I try to relate this concept to the viewer in my work by utilizing certain color palettes, the graceful nature of the human form, and scale. Using a large size surface for my paintings is a way for me to really demand the attention of those who look at my body of work in a visual and physical way. I strive to depict the figure in a way that shows a flow of raw energy like a dancer but then I contort the body into seemingly impossible poses, showing that pain and beauty can go hand in hand. The palette I use is based on a range of flesh tones that I find to be calming and discomforting. 

Image 1, I never asked to be made, Oil, Shellac, Graphite on canvas and paper 2019, 59 x 46 inches 


Image 2, Protect yourself, Oil, Pastel on canvas, 2019 ,  4 ½ x 6 feet


Image 3, Couch wrestling in the void, Intaglio, 2019, 18 x 15 inches


Image 4, Dance of the bruised flesh, Oil, Shellac, Graphite on paper, 2019  72 x 48 inches


Image 5, The Struggle to Remember, Intaglio print, 2019, 6 x 9 inches 


Image 6, Turmoil within, Oil, Graphite, Shellac on paper, 2019  72 x 48 inches 


Image 7, “Going somewhere”, Acrylic on canvas, 2020 84 x 37 ½ inches