31/03 to 01/06/2014
Ramonn Vieitez was born in Recife in 1991, and began exhibiting his first works in 2010. Self-taught oil painter, Ramonn reveals through his paintings a dark universe, full of hidden and urban symbols that make references to classic children’s movies such as “Neverending Story” and books like “The Illustrated Goetia of Aleister Crowley “.
During his residence in São Paulo, the artist has been taken by the colors of city sunset, which twilight presents more pronounced blues than in the Northeast of the country. This color and its darker hues eventually invaded some of the 11 canvas produced in the studio.
The pixo also has influenced his creative process. A recurring issue in his works, it gained new meanings through the experience of the artist through the city streets, which are filled with this language. “The pixo of São Paulo has something dashing, precise and serious in relation with Recife, which is more playful”, he says.
Zodiac and witchcraft symbols also earn a pixo atmosphere in the way they appear in one of the paintings covering tree trunks in a forest; and elements from the Tarot, which archetype of the letter “The Hangman” is revisited in the work that takes the same name.
The São Paulo psychic atmosphere was also manifested in his creation, more specifically in a very small canvas that contains a portrait of a boy. The sweet expression and soft tones contrast with an almost fluorescent orange in the background. For the artist, it reflects the character of the town: “I have a feeling that things are manifested here through a game of approach and separation, and this painting represents a bit of that. You want to get close to see the details but the strength of the orange stops you.”
In his career, Ramonn usually works with two parallel narratives: one approaches the serial killer issue as in the work The Yellow Door Killer, which refers to the urban violence and hatred; and the other is driven by the invisible and the dream. The artist reveals that the experience of the residence also brought a glimpse of a meeting between these two paths. The outspread of that is yet to happen.