Meet the Artist | Interview with Ramón Ravé | The Original Online Art Gallery

Meet the Artist | Interview with Ramón Ravé

Ramón Ravé is an architect and contemporary Mexican sculptor whose work is based on the study of the essence of man. His artwork is expressed through several techniques, creating new perspectives and questions. Utilising various textures, colours, materials and scales to materialize his work, Ramón's technique plays with light, time and space.

1) Which art movement do you consider most influential on your practice?

I think that if I had to place my most direct influences and encompass them at some time in history it would be Hellenic art, the Renaissance, modern art.
2) Where do you go and when to make your best art?
The place doesn’t matter as well as the time, it can be a random place in a random hour, but mostly these inspirational moments come during early morning (4am)
3) How do you describe your 'creative process'?
I do not have a linear methodology when making sculptures, it depends on many factors. For example; the scale of the work, how clear the final piece is in mind, among others. I will exemplify the process in a situation that merits the most steps (assuming this was the most complete). I would start with a concern, which would lead me to idea how to capture it in volumes in space, that would lead me to start writing a concept, to then begin to make sketches that help me to represent in the best way that written idea, later I would begin to make scale models always returning to that initial idea, once having the model as it will be the final piece I plan the structural theme of the piece, since it is thought out and well-executed the structural theme, I continue to place or subtract in some cases material until I reach the piece as I imagined it, the following paths that could happen are already issues of the finish and ultimate destination of the piece. This is a systemic process that goes hand in hand with how architecture is done. Now, there are cases in which I only have an image in my head and I go straight to the piece, skipping all the other steps mentioned.
4) Which artist, living or deceased, is the greatest inspiration to you?
Michel Angelo, Stanisław Szukalski, Grzergorz Gwizda.
5) If you weren't an artist, what would you do?
Musician, Architect, Chef.
6) What do you listen to for inspiration?
I am a music aficionado, so I don’t listen to a specific type of music or artist to get inspiration, it depends on my mood the type of music I listen to.
7) If you could own one artwork, and money was no object, which piece would you acquire?
8) If your dream museum or collection owner came calling, which would it be?
From the V/A, or the Louvre.
9) What is your key piece of advice for artists embarking on a fine art or creative degree today?
To follow themselves and be fearless.

10) What is your favorite book of all time (fiction or non fiction)?

La Catedral Del mar Idelfonso Falcones, The divine Comedy –Dante Allighieri.
11) If you could hang or place your artwork in one non traditional art setting, where would that be?
Inside an abandoned church.
12) What was the biggest lesson your university course or time studying taught you?
Be persistent and to follow the process or goal you have.
13) And finally, if we were to fast forward 10 years, where would we find you?
In my studio working, perhaps in Barcelona or somewhere near the beach.

Learn more about Ramón and discover his collection of sculptures.

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