Collection Artwork
Aurie Ramirez (born Philippines, 1962)
watercolor on paper
frame size: 12 x 13 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.
4 1/2 x 6 in.
Gift of Anne and Arthur Goldstein

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.

Tang Collective Catalog

Aurie Ramirez, a Filipino artist now based in Oakland, CA, is heavily influenced by her love of the rock band KISS and the 1960s TV series The Addams Family. Combining the subtlety of watercolor with the fierceness of punk rock, Ramirez dissects and reconstructs these pop culture icons using psychedelic, sexual imagery. Here, an androgynous, KISS-inspired character is paired with an abstracted female figure. The figure’s Adam’s apple echoes the curves of the figure’s breasts. The visual repetition of peach skin, outlined in neon pink marker, reminds the viewer of the similarities between the two often-polarized sexes.
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