Week 13- Artist Conversation- Krystal Ramirez

Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: La Cena esta Servida · Dinner is Served
Media: Metals and Jewelry
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino
Website: http://www.kgrmetalcraft.com
Instagram: kgrmetalcraft

About the Artist

Krystal Ramirez is a student in the BFA program with a focus in metals and jewelry. She has always been interested in art, and after taking a metals class,  loved the idea of it. Krystal has been making jewelry for several years now and mentions that she makes her art work and pieces according to the social or modern trend. Currently Krystal is incorporating a multi-purpose to her creations.

Formal Analysis

Krystal’s exhibition depicted a “dinner-time” scenario. The layout of the exhibit had ten place holders or plates with a different type of utensil on each platter. Above the table hung a simplistic lamp/ chandilier-like structure.

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Some of the items that were displayed was a ladle and vase/bowl that was welded from copper. Other items that appeared on the dinner table were a salt and pepper shaker as well as a pair of scissors.

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The overall concept of the exhibit was very aesthic, simple, modern yet vintage. Each platter had it own unique variation and metaphorial meaning behing it.

Content Analysis

As Krystal mentioned, she has a true passion for making jewlry and beautiful functional works. She loved how she could explore her passion while incorporating the idea of all the possible interactions surrounding the diner table. Krystal mentions that during this sacred meal, her family prepares the mealsas a rituals or true creation. She refers to her works as representations of the truths, nourishments, and inspirations that have driven her creavity and sense of humanity.

Synthesis / My Experience

Beautiful! I immediately was drawn to this exhibit. When I first walked by I noticed the brown and golden tones , and was sold. I love how simple her work is and the meaning behind her work. Before speaking to her I had my own interpretations of what each piece meant and how it is related to the dinner table. It was similar if not the same as how I would view dinner time in my household.

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