Jose M. Ramirez

Photographer/Researcher/Teacher
     
Paraguaná: Dilemas luminiscentes
Location: Weston
Nationality: Venezuelan
Biography: Born in Caracas, Venezuela. Artist, teacher, researcher and consultant. His work has been shown in multiple collective exhibitions: among them the Art Hall of Aragua, the Arturo Michelena Room, the Velada Santa Lucía. He has exhibited... read on
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Paraguaná: Dilemas luminiscentes
Credits: jose m. ramirez
Date of Work: 10/25/20 - Ongoing
Updated: 07/16/18
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To photograph the peninsula of Paraguaná, in the Falcón State of Venezuela, is to choose the place of light by autonomasia, its tradition, its dilemmas and luminescent practices. The images of José M. Ramírez (Caracas, 1961) venture into this territory; in some of his images he stops to cite icons of that tradition focused on the treatment of light in Venezuela, which includes the names of Ricardo Razetti, Alfredo Boulton, Carlos Herrera, Graziano Gasparini, Felix Molina and Daniel Gonzalez.


With a medium format camera, 6x6 cm loaded with black and white film, Ramírez has traveled that space of the northwestern region of the country so symbolically elaborated, updating observations of anthropological meaning and reiterating a tendency towards the unusual scenes of urban intervention in the Venezuelan countryside, doing, we could say, memory with the soul.


(Text by Igor Barreto for the exhibition at the Museo Alejandro Otero in 2011)

Fotografiar la península de Paraguaná, en el Estado Falcón de Venezuela, es elegir el lugar de la luz por autonomasia, su tradición, sus dilemas y prácticas luminiscentes. Las imágenes de José M. Ramírez (Caracas, 1961) se aventuran en este territorio; en algunas de sus imágenes se detiene a citar íconos de esa tradición centrada en el tratamiento de la luz en Venezuela, la que incluye los nombres de Ricardo Razetti, Alfredo Boulton, Carlos Herrera, Graziano Gasparini, Féliz Molina y Daniel González.


Con una cámara de formato medio, de 6x6 cm cargada con película blanco y negro, Ramírez ha recorrido ese espacio de la región noroccidental del país tan simbólicamente elaborado, actualizando observaciones de significado antropológico y reiterando una tendencia hacia las escenas insólitas propias de la intervención urbana en el campo venezolano, haciendo, podríamos decir, memoria con el alma.


(Texto de Igor Barreto para la exposición en el Museo Alejandro Otero en 2011)

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