Originally from Los Andes in the central Aconcagua Valley of Chile, visual artist Ramiro Silva Cortes, chiefly focus’s his creative pursuits on painting. With a Bachelor in Advertising from the University of Art, Science and Communications of Santiago the artist is currently developing his art practice in the cities of Los Andes and Chicago, Illinois where he’s been based since 2013.
Ramiro’s work echoes the neurological pathways the artist meanders through to produce it. Although seemingly abstract, his work is a reflection of both the commonalities and complexities of what lies within us all and postulates a philosophised image of our internal experience. Weirdly familiar and completely new all at once Ramiro’s work achieves that delicate balance of aesthetic appeal and philosophical intrigue.
Ramiro states, “My work is based on observation and dehumanization of the mundane as an invitation to let feelings move. Sin Miedo a Sentir is the determination to open and let every feeling move around with complete freedom. The trifecta of colours, emotions and time is what helps this body of work become the witness of progression from emotional naïveté to the discovery of balance through self-awareness.”
Ramiro has exhibited in various solo exhibitions in Chicago over many years and has participated in numerous group exhibitions, again, in Chicago as well as South Korea.
Estaba Todo Bien Pero Era Mentira, LowKey Studios, Chicago, IL. 2020
Fragments of Dissociation, Three Seeds Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2019
Mundane, Positive Space Studios, Logan Square, Chicago, IL. 2018
SUR, Positive Space Studios, Logan Square, Chicago, IL. 2017
A Tribe Called Chicago, Pilsen Arts & Community House, Chicago, IL. 2022
Atomic Number 13, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2021
Over The Structures, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea. 2020
Slaps Show II, Young Chicago Authors, Chicago, IL. 2019
Pink Things / AMFM Aniversary, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL. 2019
Slaps Show, Vault Gallery, Pilsen, Chicago, IL. 2019
Positive Patterns, Positive Space Studios, Chicago, IL. 2018
Kickback, Carlos & Dominguez Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2017
Stay Positive, Positive Space Studios, Chicago, IL. 2017
Utopia, Current Studio, Oklahoma City, OK. 2016
Shapes and Areas, Tack Room, Chicago, IL. 2016
Decahedron – Artists on the Lam 10th year anniversary Chicago. 2021
The Other Art Fair – Saatchi Art, AMFM x Virtual Editions Chicago. 2021
The Other Art Fair – Saatchi Art, Online Studio – AMFM Chicago. 2020