Ramiro Gomez sets up his public art outside of the White House.
Ramiro Gomez hopes to interrupt spaces of the “white and affluent” in a “pacifistic” way.
The young artist still sees himself as part of a growing family of immigration-minded artists, but his own work is surely a distant cousin from the rest.
You won’t find Ramiro screenprinting phrases like “Undocumented and Unafraid” or “Brown and Proud” onto rally signs, like other artists in the movement. Rather, most of Gomez’s art involves placing the figures of Latino housekeepers, gardeners, and pool-cleaners in lavish settings, to serve as a constant reminder of the individuals who maintain the America’s spaces.
Zapata-punk. ¡Revolución es mosh!
Graffiti en Oaxaca
By juxtaposing such a revered mexican icon as Emiliano Zapata with the punk movement, the new breed of Mexicans show that they acknowledge the past but are not tied to it. They want progress, they want something new!