Gabriel Ramos
Gabriel’s work references a fragmented imaginary space that is layered, anomalous, and uncanny. Currently, his artwork is mainly drawing and installation, but also includes sculpture, painting, video, and photography. It involves the construction of abstracted compositions aligned to a fusion of tropical landscape elements, architecture, figures, and various other stylized representational components. The inspiration for these compositions is drawn from childhood memories of his home in Puerto Rico. In his work he investigates themes of cultural amnesia, identity, fear, faith, queerness, and displacement. Through his practice, he creates compositions that challenge the viewer to look closer and explore the imagery presented to them. The overlapping layers, lines, and imagery in his works create a constantly changing visual experience that depicts his struggles and resolution with his identity.