Santa Fe Art Shows, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Exhibitions

Opening Reception Friday May 26, 5-7 PM
Show Dates: May 19 - June 4, 2017


Carlos Ramirez, "Sunset Above the Treeline", acrylic and ink on canvas, 65 x 60 inches, $9900.

Carlos Ramirez's natured-inspired creations burst with vibrancy, but the kinetic energy seems less an explosion than a gentle swirl, with vivid hues from nature enveloping the viewer in an abstracted garden of blooms.

Carlos Ramirez, "Through Rose Colored Glasses", acrylic and ink on canvas, 50 x 50 inches, $6500.

Working on large canvases to create his abstractions, Ramirez begins by sketching in bold black ink, referencing leaves, petals and stones, then working in multiple layers of broken color. “The overall effect is one of light flickering on water, or glimpses of sunlight through the leaves of a tree,” he says.

Carlos Ramirez, "In My Garden, No. 5 and 6", acrylic and ink on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $3950 each.

“Color is part of my DNA,” says Ramírez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, both places where a tropical palette informs the aesthetic. “My goal is to bring the outside in, to let the viewer feel nature all around.”

Carlos Ramirez, "Hking the Aspen Vista Trail", acrylic and ink on canvas, 54 x 54 inches, $7600.

Ramírez’s metaphorical gardens and naturescapes combine a meditative serenity with a buoyant exuberance, just as nature itself simultaneously uplifts us and calms us.