Week 12 – Artist Conversation – Krystal Ramirez

About the Artist

Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: La Cena Está Servida (Dinner Is Served)
Media: Steel, copper, brass, silver
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino
Website: www.kgrmetalcraft.com
Instagram: @kgrmetalkraft

About the Artist

Krystal Ramirez is currently attending CSULB. She is in her last year and will be graduating soon. Her major is 3D Media and is earning her Bachelors in Fine Arts. She is originally from Huntington Beach but now resides in Long Beach for school. She has always been into art since her younger years. She was even enrolled and attended an art high school, which she found she was very interested in jewelry making. She kept pursuing her passion in college.

Formal Analysis 

Everything is neatly places on a plate made out of food. It has such unique detail such as the spoon and scissors. Each set is placed on the table in a very organized manner. Since they are made of different types of metal, they are very shiny. There is no specific color scheme. However, the colors of the plates are the same and it compliments each of the tool. There is no specific order as well. Everything is placed beautifully next to each other and has a meaningful representation of the dining table.

Content Analysis 

Krystal has always sat at the dinner table with her family. It would be the place that her family would come together for everything, even arguments. The dinner table will always be the center of the household. She believes it embodies the house. It is such a meaningful piece in her life and wants to show beautiful it could be. This project took about three years.

Synthesis/My Experience

I thought Krystal’s exhibit was beautiful. I loved the different pieces of metal and how each piece could catch a person’s eye. Looking at the small details, I enjoyed how they were different from actual tools in the kitchen. It wouldn’t be something everyone would have, it’s something very unique. Each plate also had different utensils that would be used at the table and played their own role. Looking at the table, I wondered what meaning was behind it as well. It was perfectly arranged that I couldn’t help but stop and speculate.

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