There appears to be a divide between art viewed inside museums and art made and viewed in city streets, a division in regard to the veracity or value of a work of art. Visual artist Alejandro Ramírez works inside this divide. He has based his artistic practice in less-traditional mediums, such as the music he composes as a DJ in his project Jalamelule. But the attention he places on action itself is what ultimately shapes his work.
The ephemeral nature of Ramírez’s work shows a distinct disengagement with the tangible, thus elaborating a discourse that expresses detachment with objects. From this standpoint he generates a work of art that is critical of contemporary society’s mass-market obsessions.
A performance that seeks to disrupt space in the same way art can disrupt the streets. While the act might slowly fade, it does not disappear but rather is transformed.
Alejandro Ramírez was born in 1978 in San José, Costa Rica, where he lives and works. Learn more about Ramírez on Instagram, Facebook or contact him by email.