Ramon Vega was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to New York City at an early age. Ramon was active in New York’s Punk and Hardcore scenes and grew up frequenting venues such as the Pyramid Club, ABC No Rio, and CBGB’s. He grew up in this vital music scene in NYC’s East Village assimilating the vibrancy, aesthetics and DIY spirit in a city that was riddled with an element of danger and slowly gentrifying into the city it is today.
In the mid 2000’s, Ramon received his degree in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work takes the form of painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and installation. He explores the fleeting nature of the image by creating paintings and drawings of screens that reference an interface. His abstract pieces strive to describe the collapse of the stable, fugitive image. He’s very much interested in the messier improvisational aspects of perfection versus the staged gesture. His sensibility for design, fashion and DIY punk sensibilities are all merged in his compositions not only through a descriptive space but through a dialectic of forms. These forms create a tension between digital and analog spaces.
His work is held in numerous private collections and has been exhibited internationally including shows at NeueHouse, NY; American University Museum, Washington, D.C.; Anderson Ranch, CO; Allegra LaViola Gallery, NY; Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY; Asia Song Society, NY; Invisible NYC, NY; The Hole, NY; Ana Cristea, NY; and the Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont Aven, France. His work has been covered in numerous publications including The New York Times, Contemporary and the Boston Herald and is also included in the forthcoming publication Boxed: A Visual History and the Art of Boxing published by Damiani and Paul Kasmin Gallery.