SPIN (orange)

  • Paul Henry Ramirez, SPIN (orange), 2009, screenprint on linen canvas with rotating wall-mount armature, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2009, Paul Henry Ramirez, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2011.11.3A-B

Exhibition Label
Ramirez’s painting activates biomorphic forms within the tight confines of a square canvas. The dark rounded shapes that push against the colorful orange edges suggest mutating cells, breasts, buttocks and other sensual zones. The implied movement is further intensified when this painting – which is mounted on a turntable – is allowed to spin. The effect is to inject a kind of playful sexual nuance into an otherwise abstract mode of representation.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
SPIN (orange)
Artist
Date
2009
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
44 x 44 in. (111.9 x 111.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
screenprint on linen canvas with rotating wall-mount armature
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2011.11.3A-B
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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