By LPT Staff
Mauricio Ramirez is a visual artist creating contemporary murals, fine art, and commercial art. Originally from Chicago, Mauricio now works out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He creates artwork that crosses borders and boundaries. Whether negotiating the identities of clients or corporations, or the intimacies of cultural characteristics within neighborhoods, attention is facilitated with an acute awareness that art in the public space permeates the subconscious. His more personal artwork is a contribution to the community; frequently a cultural icon that transcends rich intersecting historical and popular culture references that speak to the complex diaspora of the United States. Mauricio wholeheartedly believes in the importance of how the visibility of culture can lead to not only the growth of confidence, but also care within our communities.
About the Artwork
Originally commissioned by North Star Mall last spring for Fiesta, Maurico included an abstract multicolored background that features flowers portraying happiness and joy. The kaleidoscope of colors brings an immediate sense of brightness which makes the mural celebrate happy moments like the celebratory events of Fiesta San Antonio. The artist believes it is important to represent the culture properly and has included a woman in a traditional embroidered blouse inspired by Mexican culture. This outfit that the woman is wearing plays a huge part in how women choose to express their Fiesta spirit. Mauricio has provided a colorful mural to help brighten the day of residents of San Antonio.
You can view his complete portfolio at https://mauriciopaints.com/