Ramiro Hernandez

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.