Catalan artist Ramon Enrich has been composing mysterious landscapes from a “personal alphabet of symbols and basic shapes” and a deep sense of theatricality for more than 20 years. His paintings, often in large format, take one on a journey that is...
Born in Igualada in 1968, Ramon Enrich is a Spanish artist of international renown.
Having completed his studies in Fine Arts and Graphic Arts in Barcelona, Ramon Enrich obtained a scholarship during the late 80s to paint and exhibit abroad. This initially took him to Frankfurt, Marburg and Berlin, where he worked with other artists on various installations and exhibitions. Ramon then went to the U.S.A. so as to further his training with artists he greatly admires. He stayed a few months with Donald Judd and subsequently exhibited his work at the Donald Judd foundation and the Chinati foundation in the early 90s. He ventured on to Los Angles where he would meet Ed Ruscha and work with David Hockney. He then moved to New York where he became assistant for Julien Schnabel. Returning to Europe he took up residence in Frankfurt's Künslerhaus Mousonturm before going back to his native Catalonia where he has been ever since.
Ramon Enrich has been exhibiting his work all around the world for nearly 25 years. His work can be seen in several galleries and museums in Germany where his career began. The artist regularly takes part in international art shows and fairs in other parts of Europe (Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and Spain) and in the USA (New York and Los Angeles). His work was recently exhibited in very luxurious surroundings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Today Ramon Enrich's work can be seen in several public collections (European museums and American foundations) as well as the private collections of artists David Hockney and Donald Judd or even architect Norman Foster.
Ramon Enrich paints hybrid landscapes, between industrial and rural urbanism and controlled nature like that of a baroque garden. A somewhat intense oblique light reinforces the perspective obtained by the simple and geometric elements of his compositions. The trees, the bushes and the buildings are portrayed by simple forms; cones, spheres and cubes. Under a blazing sun, these graphic landscapes send us swiftly to an empty and surreal universe, devoid of human presence, where nature and architecture come together in a set of shapes and shades.
- Medium size paintings