Rafael Lopez Ramos Paintings

Rafael Lopez Ramos
Paintings

Aporias Series

 

Abstract works
2018-present

Rafael Lopez Ramos Contemporary Visual Artist

"My work has always been more concept than style based, which allows me to freely choose the media and visual language that better fits the needs of each project, knowing that every artwork always bears the imprint of its creator, in different ways.

When painting I use to juxtapose and superimpose images and symbols on Abstract Expressionist backgrounds -“on the surface, an intelligible lie; underneath, the unintelligible truth showing through”, as Milan Kundera wrote in Immortality. Last year, however, I decided to dive into my work's backgrounds in order to explore in depth its “unintelligible truth” part, fully centering my energy on how to create good Abstract paintings while allowing my hand to have fun, within the gestural and lyrical post-war tradition.

In a Zen-like state of mind I explore, and enjoy, the fluidity of the paint as a substance, and its almost sexual ability to engender new shapes when mixed / spread by a brush or any other analogical tool.                                                         RLR

Betty y su cafecito, Rafael Lopez Ramos, Cowry Art Studio
Betty y su cafecito, Rafael Lopez Ramos, Cowry Art Studio

Betty y su cafecito, 2017, acrylic on cut out plywood, 29½”x 39¾” SOLD

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Marilyn and Elpidio's Engagement, Rafael Lopez Ramos, Cowry Art Studio
Marilyn and Elpidio's Engagement, Rafael Lopez Ramos, Cowry Art Studio

Marilyn and Elpidio's Engagement, 2017, acrylic on cut out plywood, 33” x 38” $4,000

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Morning Walk in the History Garden
Morning Walk in the History Garden

2017, acrylic & powdered marble on cut out plywood, 44¾” x 29½”

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Endgame
Endgame

2017, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 30” $2,500

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Mangos de Baraguá
Mangos de Baraguá

2016, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 30” $2,500

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A Hop and a Plum
A Hop and a Plum

2016, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 30” $2,500

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Matilda y los japoneses
Matilda y los japoneses

2016, acrylic on foamboard, 30” x 42” $4,000

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Great Cuban Nude
Great Cuban Nude

2016, acrylic on foamboard, 23” x 36” $2,500

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Electric Boots
Electric Boots

2016, acrylic on canvas, 20” x 20” $1,500

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Synthesis – Antithesis No.2
Synthesis – Antithesis No.2

2016, acrylic on canvas, 20” x 20”. $1,500

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Aporia in Blue and Orange
Aporia in Blue and Orange

2015, acrylic, oil pastel on canvas, 65” x 65” $14,000

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Aporia in Red and Green
Aporia in Red and Green

2015, acrylic, oil pastel on canvas, 65” x 64.5” $14,000

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Aporia in Yellow and Violet
Aporia in Yellow and Violet

2015, acrylic, oil pastel on canvas, 79” x 78”. $20,000

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Aporia in Green and Red
Aporia in Green and Red

2015, acrylic, oil pastel on canvas, 77” x 78”. $20,000

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The Dark Night of the Soul
The Dark Night of the Soul

2015, acrylic on canvas, 35.5" x 39.5" $ 4,500

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Yawning All The Way to Heaven
Yawning All The Way to Heaven

2014, acrylic on canvas, 11” x 14” $550 (Framed $600)

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Rafael Lopez Ramos, Cowry Art Studio
Rafael Lopez Ramos, Cowry Art Studio

Telón de fondo, con Carlos Varela, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 43" x 51" $7,000

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The All-seeing Girl
The All-seeing Girl

2013, acrylic on canvas, 35¼” x 47¼”. $5,500

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