Visual Artist Ramon Peralta will share his creative works with the Blair community in his exhibit, “2 Times,” on display in the Romano Gallery from October 17 to November 18.
Mr. Peralta’s work focuses on an imprint of human life and creation. He imaginatively engineers flat planes into three-dimensional forms that gesture and emote in decidedly familiar ways. He uses powerful juxtaposition to place the surreal, yet humanistic, forms he creates against richly colored or intricately detailed backgrounds for the viewer to ponder. Several pieces on display will be from his Subway Series, a gallery inspired by his daily commute and the desire to draw the very real people around him on the subway. Mr. Peralta’s use of strong colors and purposeful brush strokes create defined characters that welcome the viewer into their lives, if only to be filled with more questions than answers.
“I was born an artist,” Mr. Peralta explained. “Ever since I was four years old, I always knew I was going to be an artist. I was already drawing at that young age, and I could not live without art.”
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Mr. Peralta studied painting and drawing at the School of Fine Arts of Santiago, graduating with a degree in fine arts. After moving to the United States, he furthered his studies in drawing at the Art Student League in New York City. Today, he has become a prominent figure in the Lehigh Valley arts community in Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries across Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and the Dominican Republic, most recently at the ARTHAUS in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
An artist’s reception will be held at the Romano Gallery on November 9, beginning at 7 p.m., and members of the public are welcome to attend.