Flores
India Ink and Water Colour on Paper : 22 x 30 inches ( 56 x 76 cm )
Inventory # 16662
Willy Ramos
Spanish,

Willy Ramos was born in Colombia in 1954.  He currently resides and paints in Valencia, Spain. Though he immigrated to San Carlos from his hometown of Pueblo Bello, at the age of fourteen, the lush colour of his homeland remains a strong influence in his paintings and drawings.

Willy's large-scale paintings, with their exuberant colour, expressionistic mark-making and active surfaces, recall the paintings of such twentieth century masters as Kandinsky and Matisse. Though representational in terms of their subject matter, Ramos' paintings function as abstract rhythms of light and colour, organized in harmonious compositions that are both balanced and energized.

Willy Ramos paints an idea about nature, rather than a literal depiction of the flowers, landscape or figures before him. He renders form in a reductive, simplified manner reminiscent of the Fauves in France.

Ramos studied at the Escuela Bellas Artes in San Carlos, where he now teaches and paints.

Public Collections

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Elche, Spain
Museo Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Museo Popular de Arte Contemporaneo de Villafames, Spain
Museo de Valledupar, Colombia
Caja Rural, Murcia, Spain
Diputacion Provincial de Alicante, Spain
Caja Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Museo de Arte Moderno de Pedralba, Valencia, Spain
Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Spain
Fundacion Cultural CAM, Murcia, Spain
Casa de Cultura de Pego, Spain
Casa de Cultura de Belrreguart, Spain
Ayuntamiento de la Villa de Canals
Fundacion de Arte, L'Oreal, Madrid, Spain
Casa de Cultura de Sagunto, Valencia, Spain
Casa de Cultura de Puzol, Valencia, Spain
Fundacion BanCaja, Valencia, Spain
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Mexico
Museo del Grabado Espanol Contemporaneo, Marbella, Spain
Museo de Bellas Artes, Murcia, Spain

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 "Celebracion del Mundo"  Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto
2010 “Encuentros” Bisel Gallery, Cartagena, Spain
2009 “Pura vida” SE7  Gallery ART HALL, Alicante, Spain
  “El color de los días”  Grupo Forja & Galería 9, Valencia, Spain
2008 “El río” Quinta Galeria, Bogota, Colombia
  “El color en la memoria” Chys Gallery, Murcia, Spain
  “El color o el calor del sexo” Galería 9, Valencia, Spain
  “El siroco de la tarde” Muvim, Valencia, Spain
  “El siroco de la tarde” Ramón Gaya Museum, Murcia, Spain
2007 Pintura y escultura, Am Schweizer Platz Gallery, Frankfurt am Main - Germany
  Pintura y escultura,Kunsthaus Schöne, Andernach, Germany
  “El Siroco de la Tarde” Colombia Embassy, Madrid, Spain
2006 Painting as Offering, Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
  Los colores de musica, Galería 9, Valencia, Spain
  Malerei als Opfergabe, Galería Zangbieri, Basel, Switzerland
2005 Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  Casa de America, Madrid, Spain
2004 Museo de la Ciudad, Valencia, Spain
  Galeria CC 22, Madrid, Spain
  San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain
  Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
2002 Fundacion Caja Murcia, Madrid, Spain
  Casa de Cultura Pucol, Valencia, Spain
  Galeria Bisel, Cartagena, Spain
  Casa de Cultura San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain
2001 Galeria CC 22, Madrid, Spain
2000 La Ribera, Galeria de Arte, Murcia, Spain
  Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
1999 Galeria Rosalia Sender, Valencia, Spain
  Galeria CC 22, Madrid, Spain
  Karagato, Javea, Spain
  Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
  Galeria Art al Rec, Barcelona, Spain
1998 Galeria CC 22, Madrid, Spain
  Iglesia de San Estaban, Murcia, Spain
  Centro Cultural de la CAM Alicante, Alicante, Spain
  Centro Cultural del Ayuntamiento, Castellon, Spain
1997 Galeria Rosalia Sender, Valencia, Spain
  Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
  Alexander's Metro Art Gallery, Tampa, U.S.A.
1996 Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
  Casa de Cultura Ceuti, Murcia, Spain
1995 Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
  Galeria Chys, Murcia, Spain
  Alexander's Fine Art Gallery, Tampa, U.S.A.
1994 Arte Xerea Gallery, Valencia, Spain
  Casa de Cultura Pucol, Valencia, Spain
1993 Galeria Calder, Barcelona, Spain
1992 Galeria Chys, Murcia, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005-15   Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2010 Encuentros, Cuba – Spain, Retiro, Madrid, Art Madrid
  International Art Fair, Vanrell Gallery, Mallorca
  Sianoja, International  Artists Symposium in Noja, Santander, Spain
  Colombia Bicentury, La Petxina  Cultural Exhibition, Valencia, Spain
2009 Art Madrid – International Art Fair, Madrid,. Quinta Gallery, Bogota
  Colombia. Marte, 2009 Contemporary Sculpture Proyect in El Maritimo, Valencia, Spain.
  6 Visiones,  Contemporary Colombian Art, La Petxina Cultural Exhibition, Valencia, Spain
2008 Madrid International Art Fair, Lazar Vujic Gallery, Lujblina, Slovenia
2007 ARTBO. International Art Fair, Quita Gallery. Bogota, Colombia
  Art Madrid – International Art Fair, Quinta Galería, Bogota, Colombia
2006 ARTBO. International Art Fair. Quinta Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
2005 Miami International Art Fair, Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
  Cabanilles Botanic Garden, Valencia, Spain
2004 International Art Fair, Milan, Italy, Vaandermal Gallery
  Galeria Argenta, Valencia, Spain
  Spai d'Art, Javea, Spain
2003 International Art Fair, Parma, Spain, Vaandermal Gallery
2001-02 International Art Fair, Marbella, Spain, Galeria CC 22
2001 Santander Art Fair, Santander, Spain: Galeria CC 22
  Feria Arcale Salamanca, Spain, Galeria CC 22
2000 Feria Arcale Salamanca, Spain, Galeria CC 22
  International Art Fair, Santander, Spain, Galeria CC 22
1999 International Art Fair, Valencia, Spain, Galeria Rosalia Sender
  Feria Internacional del Grabado. Museo Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain
1998 International Art Fair, Galeria Rosalia Sender, Valencia, Spain
1997 International Art Fair, Bologna, Italy, Kass Meridiam and Peter Bartlow Gallery
  International Art Fair, Strasbourg, France, Kass Meridiam and Peter Bartlow Gallery
  International Art Fair, Milan, Italy, Kass Meridiam and Peter Bartlow Gallery
  International Art Fair, Gante, Belgium: Kass Meridiam and Peter Bartlow Gallery
  Espai d'Art La Llotgeta. Valencia, Spain
  Peter Bartlow Gallery. Chicago, USA
1996 International Art Fair, Bologna, Italy, Kass Meridiam and Peter Bartlow Gallery
  International Art Fair, Strasbourg, France, Kass Meridiam and Peter Bartlow Gallery
  International Art Fair, Milano, Italy, Kass Meridiam and Peter Bartlow Gallery
  Palacio de la Cultura de Aman, Aman, Jordan
  Casa de Cultura Veronicas, Murcia, Spain
  International Art Fair, Valencia, Spain, Galleria Chys
1995 International Art Fair, Toulouse, France
  National Art Fair, Galleria Chys, Torrepacheco, Spain
  Alexander's Fine Arts Gallery, Tampa, U.S.A.
  Bienal Internacional de Dibujo y Grafica. Tuzla, Bosnia
1994 Museo de Valledupar, Colombia
  National Art Fair, Factoria Nacional, Torrepacheco, Spain
  Fondos de la Universidad Politicnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  Museo del IVAM Centro del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
1993 Casa de Cultura, Villar del Arzobispo. Valencia, Spain
  Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, UNAM, Mexico.
  Universidad Politicnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  Southampton Institue of High Education, Southampton, England
1992 Factoria Nacional, Murcia, Spain
  International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

Education

Escuela Bellas Artes, San Carlos