Guillem Ramos-Poquí

'TangIed Lines'

A Selection of Drawings 2015

 

Alphabet_Guillem Ramos-Poqui_2016

 

'Alphabet', 2016
Graphite pencil, felt pen, chalk and wax crayons on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

 

Guillem Ramos-Poquí The Owl 2015

 

'The Owl', 2015
Graphite pencil and felt pen on paper. 29.7cm x 21cm

 

 

Dispute_Guillem Ramos-Poqui 2016

 

'Dispute', 2016
Graphite pencil, felt pen and chalk on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

 

Metamorphosis G-Ramos-Poqui 2015



'Metamorphosis', 2015
Graphite pencil, felt pen and carbon on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm




The Three Graces G Ramos-Poqui 2015

 

'The Three Graces', 2015-16
Graphite pencil, felt pen and carbon on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm



Olacle_ Guillem Ramos-Poqui 2016

 

'Oracle', 2016
Graphite pencil, felt pen, carbon and chalk on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

 

wDragon_G Ramos-Poqui Drawing 2016

 

'Dragon', 2016
Graphite pencil, feltpen and carbon on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

 

Nosferatu G Ramos-Poqui 2016

'Nosferatu', 2016
Graphite pencil and feltpen on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

 

'Secret Realm', 2016
Graphite pencil, feltpen and carbon on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

 

Elements G Ramos-Poquí 2016

'Elements', 2016
Graphite pencil on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

Et in Arcadia ego 2016 G. Ramos-Poquí

28. Et in Arcadia ego, 2016

 

 

Medusa 2016 G. Ramos-Poquí

 

 

'Medusa', 2016
Graphite pencil, feltpen and carbon on paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

 

Sphinx 2016 G. Ramos-Poquí

 


Sphinx, 2016
Graphite pencil on heavy weight paper. 29.7cm x 42 cm

 

'TangIed Lines'. Guillem Ramos-Poquí. Drawings 2015

Foreword

Guillem Ramos-Poquí's 2015 series of drawings, 'Tangled Lines', pulsate with dynamic energy.  Each drawing is complex and rich, yet its layers allow the viewer to effortlessly enter the ‘world’ evoked and absorb each level or story.

The juxtapositions of high art/culture, and mythology, with 'low-brow' popular culture (from Mickey Mouse to a lingerie model), alongside allusions to contemporary political events and social issues pack a powerful punch. These palimpsests suggest that we live in a world of chaos and flux, a world devoid of concrete principles and values – only those that are man-made, arbitrary and temporary.

These drawings expose the absurdity of 'civilisation', of man's obsession with control and power, and the dominance of the West, but not in a moralising way – it is done subtly, by presenting familiar symbols of culture in complete anarchy and chaos. Each drawing functions as a visual articulation of the reality of the mind: fragmentary, chaotic, non-linear and ultimately irrational.

Ramos-Poquí's ideas relating to cultural memory and the collective unconscious remind me of Aby Warburg's last project: his 'Mnemosyne Atlas' (1927-1929, at the Warburg Library). Warburg started collecting images across time, from books, magazines, newspapers, and other daily life sources. These pictures were arranged according to different themes, collaged together, to show resonances. Although Warburg was an academic, not an artist, there are fascinating parallels to be made here.

Antony Austin

Link to all other drawings and other text

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Links to other recent works:

Paintings 2016' 'Visions of Time, Space, Memory and the Ephemeral'

Drawings 2015
'TangIed Lines'

Assemblages 2015 'Urban Beach Combing'

Collages 2014
'Mirror Spaces: Reflections on Culture and the Ephemeral'

Exhibition Barcelona 2014


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