Ramiro Hernandez’s painting practice explores the beauty of youth in scenes of aspiration and self-discovery. The artist’s work draws influence from the suburban and coastal landscapes of Southern California to create paradisiac snapshots gently pervaded by concern—tenderly contrasting its beauty with the invasive pollutants and wildfires that ravage the area. Hernandez’s paintings place viewers in the role of voyeur, glimpsing an innocent scene while passing by a lamplit window or happening upon a private photograph in a forgotten drawer.
Ramiro Hernandez was born in San Diego, California in 1986. The artist received a BFA in Painting from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2010.
Exhibitions showing Hernandez’s work have taken place at: Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2020); the Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries at the California College of Arts in Oakland, California (2010); the Bluebird Art House in Whittier, California (2008); and the North/South Gallery at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California (2007).
Hernandez lives and works in Los Angeles, California.