Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East
Website: no website
Krystal Ramirez is currently an undergraduate student at California State Long Beach University. She was a transfer and has been here for two years working on art. She majors in the 3D media program, working with metals. Ramirez is from Huntington and enjoys thrifting, antiquing, doing DIY projects and painting. She used to be in love with 2D art, but has recently shifted her focus on creating work that’s done in 3D. Ramirez decided to focus on using metals because in high school she took a jewelry class and instantly fell in love with it.
Most of Krystal’s work included pieces with smooth fluid curves. Everything was done entirely in metal, but instead of being very sharp and cold, the metal always manipulated in a way to make it very soft and fluid.
Krystal spoke about a necklace she made. This necklace was definitely a statement piece with branches of metal coming out like waving, dancing, arms. She said she was inspired by a brazillian song and began drawing dancing women and eventually, the women’s bodies became the inspiration for her necklace.
Overall, Krystal created beautiful pieces. Most people don’t immediately think of jewelry and metal when they think of fine art, however I believe this week really opened my eyes to the craftsmanship that goes into every piece of metal and jewelry I see around me everyday.