Radio Juxtapoz, ep 089: Bony Ramirez on the Dominican Republic In His Memory
When we move away from a place at a certain, and find ourselves in a new land with new frends and schools and remake our childhood, it can be a jarring experience. Bony Ramirez moved from the Dominican Republic at the age of 13 and has now spent half his life in New Jersey, where he now is emerging star of the art world. His work is about memory and remaking the DR in his mind, a combination of folktales and his own impressions, as well as a powerful sense of where he came from and where he exists now. His work also asks questions; what it means to be a queer artist, what it means to treat a painting like an object and how to project a character with a sense of reconnecting with a heritage.
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In this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, we speak to Bony on the heels of his solo booth at Independent Art Fair, on the precipice of a major year for the artist and how the pandemic allowed for the space to breathe and grow as a young painter.
The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 089 was recorded in early June 2022 in LA, New Jersey and Margate, England. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz