About the Artist
Alex Ramos (State College, PA) is a self-taught artist specializing in painting realistic still life in acrylic. Using small brushes, careful color selection, and abundant patience, he executes lifelike depictions of things we encounter on a regular basis often without contemplating their details and intricacies. Subjects range from the organic, such as fruits and vegetables, to the manufactured, such as glassware and pottery. Paying careful attention to nuances of color and the interplay of light with different surfaces and materials, these still life paintings constitute a meditation on the beauty and complexity of the world around us. Capturing minute details and rendering them with a precision often mistaken for photography, they compel the viewer to slow down and observe these objects in a new light.
Based in central Pennsylvania, Alex Ramos has participated in numerous fine arts and craft fairs in the commonwealth, including the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Manayunk Arts Festival, and Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair. He regularly exhibits paintings at State College Framing Company and Gallery and the Bellefonte Art Museum.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Alex Ramos works as Production Editor at Penn State University Press, where he gets to read and edits books on a wide range of interesting subjects. He also holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Religious Studies and has published a book based on his dissertation.