"My greatest inspiration is woman, honoring my mother and all women, as God has given them great gifts. They are soft, tenderhearted and fill the world with love. Women are an elemental factor of nature.""Hola, I'm José Joaquín Ramos Alarcón and I was born in Catacaos on December 8, 1969. In 1990, I began to study art in the Escuela Superior de Arte de Piura. I had always heard my family talk about our customs and ancestral legends, and I looked for ways to depict them so that they'd live on just as they still live in my memories. For this reason, I turned to the canvas.
"I was seeking the perspective of the future in very difficult years for the government. I wanted my paintings to represent what I was feeling but, at that moment, art was limited. I decided to drop out of school and went to Argentina to master my art.
"After many years of struggle, I was able to get papers to study there in the School of Fine Arts. I am proud to have graduated from the historic Argentine Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes 'Prilidiano Pueyrredon' in 2003. They wanted to close this marvelous institute but we students would not permit it.
"I eventually returned to Peru, for I never abandoned my country. In 2006, I came home to live as I search for my identity and roots.
"My greatest inspiration is woman, honoring my mother and all women, as God has given them great gifts. They are soft, tenderhearted and fill the world with love. Women are an elemental factor of nature. My technique is principally that of abstraction based on a study of lines, forms, nuances and popular expressions with the unique feeling of our culture.
"For me, art is the most sublime and pleasant form of expression I could ever have encountered. It is my greatest satisfaction."
Ramos has participated in more than 50 exhibits in Peru and abroad, and has won a number of awards for his work.
8 items by Joaquin Ramos
Original Abstract Painting
Rebirth, Original Abstract Painting
Joaquin Ramos"I was thinking about violent acts, such as 9/11, and the pain and destruction they leave behind. I got to think about the people that survive such horrors. I painted this composition in their...$1,229.99
After the Feast
Architectural Abstract Painting from Peru
After the Feast, Architectural Abstract Painting from Peru
Joaquin RamosA nostalgic mood sets over the canvas as Joaquin Ramos laments the end of local festivities. "This is inspired by the villages I visited in southern Peru, where they have big celebrations for...$1,329.99
Blue Neighborhood Impressionist Painting from Peru
Refuges, Blue Neighborhood Impressionist Painting from Peru
Joaquin Ramos"In the olden days of the Tallan culture people built their houses with noble materials, such as adobe and bricks, and they always looked warm and inviting," observes Andean artist Joaquin...$619.99
Original Painting Peru Modern Art
Reflections, Original Painting Peru Modern Art
Joaquin Ramos"This painting is a reflection on my ancestral lineage, which comes from the Tallan culture. They flourished in coastal Peru, where they built their houses of clay and reed," says Joaquín...$619.99
Original Oil Painting Peru Fine Art
Archaic Melody, Original Oil Painting Peru Fine Art
Joaquin RamosClutching his guitar, an older man sings an archaic melody as his thoughts return to the past. Shadow surrounds the musician, yet sunlight plays across his face and hands, drawing attention to the...$619.99
Architectural Expressionist Painting
Forgotten Villages, Architectural Expressionist Painting
Joaquin RamosWorking in blues and violets, Joaquin Ramos builds planes of color in a beautiful architectural study. Vacant windows stare out from empty houses as he depicts a forgotten village. "I rescue the...$619.99
Tribute To Women Original Oil Painting Realist Fine Art
Ancestral, Tribute To Women Original Oil Painting Realist Fine Art
Joaquin RamosJoaquin Ramos depicts two women who close their eyes with weariness. Their features bear a family resemblance. "I want to pay tribute to women and their great value and importance in Peruvian...$539.99
Impressionist Painting from Peru
To Work, Impressionist Painting from Peru
Joaquin RamosJoaquin Ramos selects a quiet palette of earth tones, adding generous applications of blue. The result is a universal portrait, as a fisherman prepares for a day at sea. Ramos achieves rich visual...$619.99