Photograph of Artist SANDRA RAMOS
SANDRA RAMOS
Habana, - Cuba



Original Artworks (8)

Sandra Ramos; The Wheel Of The History, 2009, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 50 x 90 cm.
Sandra Ramos
Original Intaglio, 2009
50 x 90 cm (19.7 x 35.4 inches)
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Sandra Ramos; In Paciencia, 2009, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 50 x 90 cm.
Sandra Ramos
Original Intaglio, 2009
50 x 90 cm (19.7 x 35.4 inches)
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Sandra Ramos; Scape, 2009, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 50 x 90 cm.
Sandra Ramos
Original Intaglio, 2009
50 x 90 cm (19.7 x 35.4 inches)
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Sandra Ramos; Huracan, 2009, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 50 x 90 cm.
Sandra Ramos
Original Intaglio, 2009
50 x 90 cm (19.7 x 35.4 inches)
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Sandra Ramos; Island Traped By Dead, 2009, Original Printmaking Etching - Open Edition, 50 x 90 cm.
Sandra Ramos
Original Etching - Open Edition, 2009
50 x 90 cm (19.7 x 35.4 inches)
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Sandra Ramos; The Dream Of Reason, 2009, Original Installation Indoor, 800 x 400 cm.
Sandra Ramos
Original Indoor Installation, 2009
800 x 400 cm (315.0 x 157.5 inches)
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Sandra Ramos; Entropidoscopios, 2009, Original Installation Indoor, 500 x 230 cm. Artwork description: 241  . 8 Light box and 5 digital frames, kaleidoscopes images Installation ...
Sandra Ramos
Original Indoor Installation, 2009
500 x 230 cm (196.8 x 90.6 inches)
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Sandra Ramos; Paralel Roads, 2009, Original Installation Indoor, 190 x 190 cm.
Sandra Ramos
Original Indoor Installation, 2009
190 x 190 cm (74.8 x 74.8 inches)
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Artist Statement

For me, making art is a way of communication with all human being and with the future.
Through my work I try to express my relation with the political and social contemporary context worldwide. My work is also a reflection about the specific reality of my country. One of the main subjects on my work is the relationship between personal freedom and political power. Thus trough my work I try to make a daily recovery of and individual and social memory tied to everyday overcoming of economical and social uncertainties. My work is highly relating whit the lost utopian feelings and frustration of the socialism-emancipating ideal, which are states of minds very characteristics of the actual Cuban society.
I use diversity medias, according to the variety of significance of each work. I have made a lot of etchings prints, using my self-portrait and a XIX century print trying to create a character similar to Alice in Wonderland. This girl has the function of commenting the resent history of my country through popular stories pointed out by texts. In this series I also incorporate classical characters taken from the popular political Cuban caricature, which are symbols of Cuban people during the Neo-colonial period.
I am also working a lot with installations. From 1994 to 1997 I developed a series of painted suitcases. They were a compilation of the experiences, dreams, deceptions and illusions of Cuban people that emigrate from their country.
Others sculptures and installations in which I had been working, deal with the imaginary representation of and aquatic world. In them, I use materials like glass, mirrors, aquariums, water, life fishes, snails, sand, etc. to create a kind of artificial Water World defined by the impossibility of change human destiny.
In a recent series of installations, I star to use the video, describing a marginated world of poverty and evasion. I walked on Havana streets recording these daily live images to incorporated in gallery installations, triying to bring the awkward outside world to the banal and fashionable environment of the art gallery. I placed my videos inside Rubbish tanks or Alcohol dispensers. I also liked to create a set as a Church or a Hospital Room to emplaced my videos etc. They all show a wide range of problematic that Cuban people have to solve every day.

On my 2008-09 Installation series I try to articulate a visual dialogue that expresses the arbitrariness of thoughts, images, perceptions, contrasts and uncertainties that we find in our daily life in the contemporary world.
The actual development of the communication media propitiates a more and more progressive speed of the physical (meter, train, airplane) and virtual (internet, tv, cell) displacements infusing to a contemporary man's life a dynamics that transcends the perception of the time and space settled down during the previous centuries, enlarging and litheness also the relationships among these two concepts. Those communication channels are also affected by an aleatory order where the entropy (quantity of "noise" or "disorder" that it contains or it liberates a system of information) points out us that a theoretical limit exists for the compression and assimilation of data.
To express these ideas in a visual work, I use my personal and social memory documented through video and photographs, taking advantage of the kaleidoscopic deformation of the images and their instantaneous speed of perception (Entropidoscopios. Video Installation.2009), exalting the opposition among materials, images and concepts like that of wealth and poverty, development, underdevelopment, abundance, scarcity (The dream of the reason. Video Installation.2009) and by playing with perceptions as time-space, near and far, here and there, past and present (Parallel Roads. Installation.2009)
My work, settles a dialogue among private and public, personal and collective. The viewer that invades the intimate space of my mind also participate of many of these experiences and memoirs that match to shared environment.


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