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Various Mediums, 202X
This suite of works reference idioms with materials, such as ‘losing one’s marbles’, to depict emotional states of mind. The artist situates this interest in the Right’s accusation that the Left is made of snowflakes, taking this contempt as a point of departure to investigate emotional sensitivity. A typical work in this series consist of a modified frame containing marbles that have been coated with resin, to immortalise a fleeting moment of perfect turmoil. Since 2021, Ramírez has conducted several experiments in this vein, which he has released as individual works for group exhibitions.
This project is motivated by Ramírez’ prose writing, which often incorporates pathos through a comical lens. Seeking to translate this creative sensibility into his arts practice, he began employing marbles for their ability to simultaneously convey humour and distress. It is also an opportunity to explore the melancholic dimension of his key interests, such as the gothic suffering associated with the vampire. While connecting it with his work in the area of cultural criticism.