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.


Solo Exhibitions

2020 Estaba Todo Bien Pero Era Mentira, LowKey Studios, US
2019 Fragments of Dissociation, Three Seeds Gallery, US
2018 Mundane, Positive Space Studios, Logan Square, US
2017 SUR, Positive Space Studios, Logan Square, Chicago US

Group Exhibitions

2024 Punchdrunk Love Group Exhibition, Superwow Gallery, Bangkok THAILAND
2023 Sin Miedo A Sentir Group Exhibition, Positive Space Studios, Chicago US
2023 Cherry World Market, Cherry Mountain Arts, Chicago US
2023 The Great Together, Streams Gallery, Beijing CHINA
2023 Small Works 2, Soft Times Gallery, California US
2022 A Tribe Called Chicago, Pilsen Arts & Community House, Chicago US
2022 Atomic Number 13, Vertical Gallery, Chicago US
2020 Over The Structures, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea KOREA
2019 Slaps Show II, Young Chicago Authors, Chicago US
2019 Pink Things / AMFM Anniversary, Chicago Art Department, Chicago US
2019 Slaps Show, Vault Gallery, Pilsen, Chicago US
2018 Positive Patterns, Positive Space Studios, Chicago US
2017 Kickback, Carlos & Dominguez Gallery, Chicago US
2017 Stay Positive, Positive Space Studios, Chicago US
2016 Utopia, Current Studio, Oklahoma City US
2016 Shapes and Areas, Tack Room, Chicago US


2021 Decahedron – Artists on the Lam 10th year anniversary Chicago US
2021 The Other Art Fair – Saatchi Art, AMFM x Virtual Editions Chicago US
2020 The Other Art Fair – Saatchi Art, Online Studio – AMFM Chicago US



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