Visual Artist - Architect
in Fort Lauderdale
Ramon Espantaleon Gomez (Spain 1968), architect and interior designer with over 20 years of experience, is now a prolific visual artist whose exploration in the world of applied arts in the last decade it has earned recognition. His participations in several art exhibitions in Spain, Brussels, New York, Houston, Miami and Fort Lauderdale have been highlighted by local critics. His artistic work pursues an architectural geometry domain attached to the exploration of organic forms, activated by the rigorous use of colour and the importance of the shadows.
From an early age he was impressed by all the pictorial details of the Renaissance and Mozarabic architecture of those beautiful churches of some Andalusian cities, such as Granada, Córdoba and Seville. It was there where he discovered his passion for architecture, for the volumes, the forms, the geometry and the shadows. From that moment, he knew that art was going to be part of his life. Throughout his career, he has always been studying various artistic expressions, from painting and photography, to pottery and porcelain.
His creative processes arises from his own curiosity. He is curious to know about things, to know about their development, to know about what lies behind them. His creative processes are not so much a product of an inspiration, but rather, of a work based on a previous study of a particular subject.
In 2013, he won two relevant awards in Spain: First prize of Award “Contemporary Crafts” Community of Madrid for the conceptualization and design of its products, the use of innovative materials and visual communication of his artwork, and Finalist in Product Award and Innova Arts & Crafts National Award FUNDESARTE 2013.
He also had two relevant solo shows at WHITEBOX Gallery, New York (2011), and recently at the Frost Art Museum, FIU (Miami) during Artbasel 2016.