Carlos Ramirez 'Complejo de Cristo y Vampiros' @ New Image Art
Carlos Ramirez returned home this January when he debuted his latest solo at New Image Art Gallery with 'Complejo de Cristo y Vampiros'. As one half of the artistic duo, The Date Farmers, Ramirez continues upon his signature Mexican American Folk aesthetic to create vibrant paintings brimming with social and political commentary. Native Americans blend with Coca-cola logos and sobbing clowns are combined with religious symbols that challenge the viewer to seek balance between old and new. In addition to the poignant narratives, Ramirez's use of color along with his execution of found materials is completely stunning - a feast for the eyes. For those who are in the Los Angeles area, 'Complejo de Cristo y Vampiros' is a must see in person.
'Complejo de Cristo y Vampiros' is on view through February 11, 2017 at New Image Art, 7920 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046, www.newimageartgallery.com