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Rafael Lopez-Ramos at the MOCA Project Gallery

On June 19, 2021 from 7 PM to 9 PM, the MOCA will feature Cuban-American artist Rafael Lopez-Ramos in their Project Room. “Chromatic Aporias” is the title of the show, which includes realistic renderings of tropical fruit from a colonial perspective. Lopez-Ramos  incorporates Afro-Cuban religious symbols with Catholic images. His culture is also present in his art through his depiction of the Revolution’s propaganda iconography.

He now adds typical popular Americana culture characters and special symbols related to the American political tradition.

Rafael Lopez-Ramos was born in Cabaiguán, Cuba in 1962. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Drawing & Painting at the Academia San Alejandro in La Habana. He studied for four years at the Instituto Superior de Arte in La Habana, and he earned an MFA in 1991.

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Rafael Lopez-Ramos: CHROMATIC APORIAS, at MOCA Proyect Gallery, North Miami

September, 19 2015   7-9pm

Museum of Contemporary Art
North Miami
Joan Lehman Building
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161

 

In Chromatic Aporias the artist includes realistic renderings of tropical fruits paraphrasing the gaze of colonial Art; the syncretism of Afro-Cuban religious symbols and Catholic images; and the Revolution’s propaganda iconography. Now he adds typical Americana popular culture characters, and esoteric symbols related to the American political tradition. The carnivalesque mixture of such dissimilar narratives may connote the cultural, philosophical and political paradoxes faced by the Cuban soul today, in a contemporary reenactment of the Aristotelian concept of Aporia: the equality of contrary conclusions.

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Rafael López-Ramos in group show Alpha & Omega at Arevalo Gallery, Miami

April 25- 26
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

April 27 – 28
by appointment

Arevalo Gallery
151 NE 40th St. Ste. 200.
Miami FL 33137
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The Fragments of Desire in Rafael López-Ramos’ Recent Works

By Gerardo Muñoz

The city as the utopian and phantasmagorical axis space of Modernity, finds itself in a crisis that, although taking into account both, the moral and economical crisis of the West, has altered its hegemonic and monumental contours in order to become a space for the fragmentary discourses of cultural differences within our own global culture.

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Short Story: group show at Juan Ruiz Gallery, Miami

Thursday, 24 July, 2014 to Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Juan Ruiz Gallery
301 NW 28th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

Short Story includes eleven Miami-based artists curated by artist Rubén Torres Llorca. The name of the exhibition comes from the small format of all pieces in the show. Each piece has its own short story told by its respective artist.

The following artists are featured in Short Story:

Esteban Blanco
Pip Brant
Carol K. Brown
Randy Burman
Liliam Domínguez
Kathleen Hudspeth
Mary Larsen
Rogelio López-Marín
Rafael López-Ramos
Rubén Torres-Llorca
Lucy de la Vega

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“HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, by WILLY CASTELLANOS at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

Saturday, March 22nd/2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172 B WEST FLAGLER STREET
MIAMI, FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation & Focus Locus cordially invites you to “HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, the last of our talks with art historian, curator and photographer WILLY CASTELLANOS; as part of the series “ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA” (History, Theory and Criticism).

WILLY CASTELLANOS An art historian, curator and photographer, holder of a degree in History of Arts from the University of Havana (1993) were he graduated with a thesis on photography: “Nude as Objet and Strategy in Cuban Photography (1982-1993)”; Castellanos left Cuba in 1994 to Argentina.
In 2001, he moved to Miami, where he actually lives and works. His writings on art have been published in the magazines Fotomundo (Buenos Aires), Revolución y Cultura (Havana), P’alante Magazine/The Sun Sentinel (Broward, FL), Arte al Día International, LetraUrbana.com and Nagari Magzine, as well as in several exhibition catalogs in the United States.
In Miami, Castellanos was the Curator of the photography exhibition “Prayers for Saints and Orishas” at the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (CCE), and also of “New Gods by José Franco,” and “20 Brands by Felix Beltrán” (co-curated with Rafael López-Ramos) for the Miami Dade College Art Gallery System (AGC).
Castellanos is the co-author of the critical essay for the book of Cuban photographer Raúl Canibano published by La Fabrica (Madrid, 2012); and is currently working on the publication of two more books on Cuban contemporary photography.
His photographic essay “Exodus: a missing page in history”, which documents the start of the massive wave of “rafters” that left the coast of Havana in 1994, was selected and invited in 2012 to open the Photoamerica edition of Arteamericas, the Latin-American Contemporary Art Fair of Miami. His shots have been featured in one-man and group shows in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.

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“Twelve” at Jorge Mendez Gallery, Palm Springs, California

Friday, December 6th from 6-9pm

Jorge Mendez Gallery
756 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California

Artists:

Rafael Lopez-Ramos
Jorge Llamos Gonzalez
Benjamin Dominguez
David Correa
Claudia Mazzucchelli
Hugo Rivera
Miguel Angel Mendez
Roney Fundora
Dante Horoiwa
Lazer Fundora
Rafael Hayashi
Marianela de la Hoz
 
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Rafael López Ramos: DON’T SWALLOW YOUR GUM @ CUBAN AMERICAN PHOTOTHEQUE, Miami

Saturday, September 21 -Bird Road ArtWalk

7:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Cuban American Phototheque Foundation
4260 SW 74 Ave.
Miami, Florida 33155 
The Bird Road Art District 
 

The Cuban American Phototheque Foundation is proud to present Rafael Lopez-Ramos’ solo exhibition Don´t Swallow your Gum, displaying new digital works that approach photographic images as found objects while appropriating printed materials that fall into the interest field of his Wonderland series, by turning a high-resolution scanner into a peculiar camera obscura. A multilayered image emerges from this process, giving place to a new graphic object that is beyond the classic “ready-made” notion as it is actually closer to a remodeled construction, an altered piece of clothing or a refurbished electronics: old objects to which a cluster of new meaning and qualities are insufflated.

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Rafael Lopez Ramos at ArtLink

September 14 – October 15, 2013

 

ArtLink Gallery
Wynwood Art District
130 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL
 
The ArtLink Gallery is pleased to present Miami based artists Ileana Tolibia and Rafael Lopez-Ramos, who will share space in a two-person exhibition that brings together the contrasting themes of their outstanding works, which seem to be forever inseparable, allowing us to peep at once into the deepest roots of nature and mankind, as an indissoluble part of her.
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Lopez-Ramos – WoNdErLAND

July 7, 2012 to August 25, 2012

Opening July 7 –  7 to 11 PM

17 Frost Art Space
17 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

This event features the recent works of artist Rafael Lopez-Ramos and a musical presentation by Lenna Pierce at 8:00 pm, and Roberto Poveda at 9:00 pm.  All this is part of the symposium Havana, Miami, Brooklyn: A Convergence of Art and Music.

Lopez Ramos artworks are usually structured on multiple visual and semantic layers of contrasting iconographies from which a concept emerges. For his Wonderland series, Lopez Ramos has resorted to found objects, mostly containers/labels of consumer goods, and pornographic images, all of which morphs into a sort of palimpsest when superimposed on abstract expressionist backgrounds.

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