Paintings and drawings made during the last year exploring the topics of friendship, honesty, rage, race, identity politics, silence and complicity. Also… jokes!
At a time where culture and art in NY is dying, capitalism reigns supreme, and identity has become capital. Avoiding the market and attempting to survive in one of the richest cities in the world is no easy feat. Ramirez has struggled with the question: “What does it mean to be an artist?” And more specifically “Can you be an artist that was raised on welfare, or is it a path made just for the wealthy?”. After 14 years in New York struggling with this question, pursuing all forms of art making; comedy, performance, acting, music, Ramirez Depicts their intense inner world questioning through paintings and drawings made during the last year exploring the topics of friendship, honesty, rage, race, identity politics, silence and complicity through humorous imagery.