Muñoz’s work revolves around three primary subjects: Geology, Archeology, and the ephemeral nature of human civilization.
60”x 40” | Latex
Towers of Vik represents abstracted depictions of rock formations near the small village of Vik on the southern coast of Iceland. Off the black sand beach of Reynisfjara near Vik are huge towering sea stacks, basalt rock formations called Reynisdrangar, which stand imposing over 60 meters about the indigo/black turbulence of the Atlantic.
They have another worldly appearance, and like most of Iceland's geology are sever testament to the region's volcanic history.
66” x 138” | Oil on Canvas
Scartaris is one of the peaks on Mt. Sneffels mentioned in Jules Verne’s novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth" written in 1864.
In the novel at a precise time of year at sunrise, a beam of light hitting Scartaris will also mark the exact spot on the opposite side of the crater wall, indicating the entrance to the center of the earth.
30” x 144” | Latex and Oil on Fiberglass
Olduvai Gorge is located at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is considered one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world.
The Gorge is the site of the excavations of Dr. Mary Leakey, who unearthed humanoid fossils dating back five to ten million years. The gorge is a place of intense contrasts and beauty, with huge rock islands rising hundreds of meters from the river beds.
66” x 138” | Oil on Canvas
36"x 186" | Oil on Canvas | Five Canvases, each 36" x 36" square | 2" in depth | Canvas edges are silver
Metallic and pearlescent oil paint is used in some of this work which makes it change in appearance as one walks form one end of the piece to the other. It's over 15 feet wide.
The dark Monoliths represent tall elevator shafts that were placed inside stone circles during the 19th century for mining lead and copper.
The piece echoes the disregard industry had and has for our environment.
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Muñoz’s work explores a set of problems which revolve around three primary subjects: Geology, Archeology, and the ephemeral nature of human civilization.
In many of Muñoz’s paintings human-made objects are in conflict with terra firma. He observes that as civilizations come and go, there is a poetic beauty in the earth’s reclamation process, one with which most human beings are at odds. His highly composed paintings reflect a careful analysis of site-specific forms, a reconfiguration of visual elements, and a re-composition within the traditions of abstract painting.
Ramone Muñoz has been engaged in the production of Fine Art since the early 1970s and received a Masters Degree in Fine Art Painting from the Art Center College of Design in 1990 where he has taught in the Humanities and Graphic Design departments for 35 years. He holds the title of Adjunct Full Professor.
Muñoz has exhibited internationally and in Los Angeles where he maintains a large painting studio. He is a native of Los Angeles.