Ramiro Diaz

Artist + Ramiro Diaz

My artwork is about the connections that bring seemingly disparate worlds and ideas joyfully together. Animals and animalian humanoids appear frequently as whimsical characters. I feel a great connection to and influence from the world of dreams. Dreams are the mind’s way of processing and expressing intense emotions and experiences. These raw emotional connections seek to bring the viewer back to a place in childhood where the heart understood the world before the eye and mind did.

Growing up in Cuba after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when being well fed was a rare luxury, nature was my toybox. Death and decomposition were a part of daily life. I remember feeling an innocent curiosity about animals rotting in the dirt, seeing beauty in their bones as I saw beauty in the creature that had been alive not long before. When I moved to New Orleans, I felt a deep connection to the way death is celebrated here as a part of loving life. The music and spirit of the places I have lived have deeply influenced me as well, and my work is frequently imbued with this music that is like a spiritual pulse.

 

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Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Abstract #2
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Mardi Gras Ball
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
"Pixie"
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Dr. John: "The Night Tripper"
Max Bernardi Painting
Max Bernardi
Alejandra
Katie Kut Painting
Katie Kut
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
'Mono No Aware' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
Heather Bird Harris
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Blushing Oyster Original Painting
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
Limerita Angelica
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
High Tide
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Close Encounter
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Moon Moss
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Glissando
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
Tomb of The Unknown Slave
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
Gabrielle Tolliver
The Godfather of Soul
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Confluence of Emotions in a Field
Donald Fontenot Painting
Donald Fontenot
Watson 101 Print
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
No Coasters Needed
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Unbroken Shadows
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
"Hubig Pies and a Barq's"
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Buddy Bolden
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
Gabriel Flores
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
Science Mural
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Shattered Shorty
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
Julie Silvers
Aftermath
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
Bicycle in the Marigny
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
"The March"
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Swamp Girl
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Hurricane Season homage to Trombone Shorty
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Pictures at an Exhibition
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
AGATE EARTHTONES
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Aggressive or Soft
Katie Yaquinto Painting
Katie Yaquinto
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
Daryl D. Johnson
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Awake Print on Cotton Paper
Josie Azuma Painting
Josie Azuma
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting
Lionel Milton
Blue Notecard
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Yugen - Archival Print of Mixed Media Abstract on Watercolor Paper
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Meeting Notes #185
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
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