Carlos Ramírez was born in Cuba. For political reasons, his family moved to the United States when he was a child. Her family’s history is like that of many immigrants, and she remembers those early days in New York: “My parents came to this country with nothing but clothing in their suitcase. They gave up a comfortable life that was deteriorating in the hope of a secure future. As an adult I can now admire your courage and determination. In the late 1930s they landed in a country where they did not speak the language, had no financial resources, and a young child. ”
Ramírez always drew and painted, but as the only child of an immigrant family, his parents worried that he had a structured profession, rather than risking a career as an artist. In college he focused on drawing and writing in hopes of pursuing an architectural degree, but at the last minute, due to his father’s insistence, he applied to law school.
She received a full scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law, where she excelled, but soon realized that her heart was not in it. In her senior year she left the program to pursue a vision of putting on a fashion collection. “I applied all my drawing, drawing and design skills to this new endeavor,” he says. At 23, he established the Liancarlo brand, and today he is a highly recognized designer in the fashion world. The label has dressed dozens of celebrities and its work has been featured in countless fashion magazines.
Throughout the years of growing his business, he became a designer by day and a painter by night, having workshops with great artists such as the painter Wolf Kahn who sought time to carry out this passion with the same detailed study and commitment as brought that he applied to building his business. In 2014, he was accepted into the prestigious Master Artists Series workshops for abstract painters with nationally renowned master Steven Aimone, at Florida’s Atlantic Center for the Arts. His paintings have grown over the years, from representation work to today’s large and ambitious abstractions.
Line, color and shape are at the center of his designs and paintings. They are not separate, but have cohabited for many years, one being a natural consequence of the other. Ramírez continues to paint every day from his studio in Coral Gables, Florida.