Ramiro Gomez: Painter Ramiro Gomez adds labour to vision of luxury

Article: Painter Ramiro Gomez adds labour to vision of luxury

(CBC Radio)

When Ramiro Gomez attends one of his gallery openings in Los Angeles, his eye wanders to people other attendees might not notice — like the janitors, security guards, and the gardeners outside trimming hedges.

 The artist calls more attention to these very labourers. Although their work is vital, he notes that they are missing from the pages of luxury magazines and images of manicured landscapes.

 Today he joins Shad to share how he went from nanny to painter, how his former employers reacted to his art, and why he still doesn't feel quite comfortable in the art gallery setting.

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