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Toronto Violeta
Oil on Canvas : 32 x 40 inches ( 81 x 102 cm)
Inventory # 16448
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.
          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
2003 Galeria CC 22. Madrid, Spain
          San Pedro del Pinatar. Murcia, Spain
          Peter Bartlow Gallery. Chicago, USA
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, USA
1999 Galeria Rosalia Sender. Valencia, Spain
          Galeria CC 22. Madrid, Spain
          Karagato. Javea, Spain
          Peter Bartlow Gallery. Chicago, USA
          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, USA
          Alexander's Metro Art Gallery. Tampa, USA
1996 Peter Bartlow Gallery. Chicago, USA
          Casa de Cultura Ceuti. Murcia, Spain
1995 Peter Bartlow Gallery. Chicago, USA
          Galeria Chys. Murcia, Spain
          Alexander's Fine Art Gallery. Tampa, USA
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
2011 Art Toronto with Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto
2010 Art Toronto with Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto
          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 TIAF. International Contemporary Art Fair with Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
          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)
2008 TIAF. International Contemporary Art Fair with Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
          Madrid International Art Fair (Madrid) Spain. Lazar Vujic Gallery (Lujblina) Slovenia.
2007 TIAF. International Contemporary Art Fair with Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
          ARTBO. International Art Fair. Quita Gallery (Bogota) Colombia.
          Art Madrid – International Art Fair (Madrid). Quinta Galería (Bogota) Colombia
2006 TIAF. International Contemporary Art Fair with Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
          ARTBO. International Art Fair. Quinta Gallery (Bogota) Colombia.
2005 Miami International Art Fair, USA: Odon Wagner Gallery
          Cabanilles Botanic Garden. Valencia, Spain
          Toronto International Art Fair, Canada: Odon Wagner Gallery
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
2002 International Art Fair, Marbella, Spain: Galeria CC 22
2001 International Art Fair, Marbella, Spain: Galeria CC 22
          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, Marbella, 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, USA
          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. Valencai, Spain
          Southampton Institue of High Education. Southampton, England
1992 Factoria Nacional. Murcia, Spain
          International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain 

Education
Escuela Bellas Artes, San Carlos