Monday, 18 July 2011

The Dark Realms of Jonathan Ramirez

Jonathan Ramirez

I recently came across the amazing digital art of Jonathan Ramirez, and we are currently collaborating on some pieces together which we will be exhibiting at the Debut Contemporary Gallery, London in August.
So here's a little chat with the man himself about his work.

Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Jonathan Ramirez, 28 years old, been doing digital art for 10 years. I was born in Monterrey Mexico 1983, I moved to the USA when I was 16, now I live in Dallas Texas, but planing to move to a city with more art and music... 

How would you describe your work?
I describe my art work as industrial, dark and Gothic with vintage touches. I dont get inspired much by other artists because I try to stay away from whats new, fashionable or the current scene, all that the 'new' generation is into these days. So I try to stay away from that and get my inspiration on music and lyrics from my favorite bands which are Pink Floyd, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Radiohead. The Beatles are also my favorite. 

What does being creative mean to you?
Being Creative means being different from others, being in a jar where no one gets in and I cant get out. I cant breathe the same air, i dont taste the same as others, Im just there alone, no space no gravity no light. 

What inspires or motivates you?
Music is what inspires me, also dreams I have and some times just the mood I'm in like when I'm sad or depressed. 

Whats playing on your mp3 at the moment?
Right now im Listening to Pink Floyd “The Wall” full album. I need some depressing music to create a dark feeling on this new art piece.

More from Jonathan Ramirez:

Tales of Scorched Earth

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