Paul Henry Ramirez, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Dieu Donné: Benefit Auction 2017

Paul Henry Ramirez’s paintings are sophisticated layers of imagery that use a vocabulary of the surreal, the sensual, the geometric and the abstract. All elements are injected with a biomorphic sensibility that is derived from his interest in translating both internal and external elements of the human body into a fresh language of literal and symbolic form. In 2010 Paul Henry Ramirez coined the term biogeomorphic abstraction to describe his own bold style, a fusion of biomorphic and geometric forms. Ramirez’s figural-based abstractions are often exhibited in dialogue with architecture and architectural elements through site-specific installations. He creates a total environment which invites the viewers into a multidimensional sensory experience.

Ramirez has had numerous solo museum exhibitions, including the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Oh (2001), the Whitney Museum at Altria (2002) and the Tang Museum (2002-3). In 2010 Paul Henry Ramirez was invited to create a major site-specific installation, BLACKOUT: A Centennial Commission, for the Newark Museum. In 2016-17 he was invited to construct a monumental site-specific installation, RATTLE, commissioned by the Grounds For Sculpture. Paul Henry Ramirez has shown throughout the United States and Europe. Ramirez’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, ArtForum and many others. His works are in many permanent museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, The Smithsonian National and Space Museum, the Whitney Museum Of American Art, and many private collections.
Courtesy of Dieu Donné

Signature: Verso, center

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York

About Paul Henry Ramirez

American, b. 1963, El Paso, Texas, based in Greater New York area