Javier David Ramos was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico in 1966. In 1992 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Painting from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 2001 he obtained a Master of Arts in Information Systems and Educational Technology from Sacred Heart University in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He has participated in several individual exhibitions in Puerto Rico and in collectives in Santo Domingo, the United States, and Puerto Rico. He currently teaches Visual Arts at the Mercedes García Colorado School. He explores the processes of painting as a means of reflection. He works in landscapes, experimenting with unconventional chromatic variations through an expressive abstract language that originated in the subconcious.
“My abstract painting mainly focuses in the landscape genre. Endless variations on the same theme builds the body of work of my career. Hidden under the forms, colors and movement seen on the canvas, there are several quotes of art history masters and their ouvre. Recently the subject of my pictorial investigation is the landscape painting of Flandes region in the 16th century. Also there is another theme beneath the surface of my art: life and death’s inseparable relationship, the life cycle, the light and the shadow of our existence expressed by the means of a dripping technique that uses richly saturated colors and mysterious gray shades to deliver a painting that is unique and strong, but also colorful and poetic.”
Javier David Ramos, 2017