My work sits in a liminal space between representational and abstract forms, which I pull from the place I grew up and continue to live in - a working-class environment. Using elements from the city, such as neglected buildings or houses and merchant/labor posters on utility poles, as organizing principles, I break them into fragments to allude to the histories of the working-class and the spaces they occupy. With a clear focus on socioeconomic divisions, I aim to raise questions on the current model of urban planning and the social segregation it creates. These ideas are translated into my work through torn or cracked surfaces, revealing an excavation of weathered layers while also using colors that suggest the narrative of these spaces.

​© Edgar Ramirez 2020

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