Flora Ramirez-Bustamante - Modern Artist
Flora Ramirez-Bustamante is a Spanish born artist. She emigrated to the Seattle area in 2001. She is self-taught artist. She works with oils but also experiments with new materials and processes. She has a vivid interest in the beauty of natural irregularity and the unintended asymmetries.
Ramirez- Bustamante has participated in two artists and group exhibitions in Seattle, Oregon and Hawaii. She is currently a member of the Seattle Shift Gallery.
I am a Spanish born artist. I emigrated to the Seattle area in 2001. I am a self-taught artist. I am the second generation artist in my family.
Most of the times, I think that my artwork is a metaphor of nostalgia for the life that I left behind, and a conversation with those that are in the distant present. My interest in linguistics, poetry and materials occupies a big part of my artwork as well. I am interested in exploring the materiality of these metaphors utilizing any material that is at my hand.
I have a vivid interest in the beauty of natural irregularity and the unintended and non-polarized asymmetric principles. In my work
My method of working is expressionistic and materials oriented in that I don’t limit my field of actions. During my studio practice, I embrace imperfection, accidents and the inspiration that this energy transpires.
As a consequence of my metaphoric work the process of de-construction is important to me: objects, writing, materials or human bodies acquire a new form, a new presence, that competes with the old form. Gestures are always important. Raw depictions are in the root of my abstraction process.
How to combine opposites and how to challenge the equilibrium of so many ideas coming at the same time are in the root of my inspiration. Ambiguity. Lack of meaning. At the end all makes sense.