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Flora Ramirez-Bustamante

I don’t believe in objects is a series of paintings that explores the modernist canon of still life. These paintings recreate domestic objects within a lyrical and semi-abstract context focused on the relationships between the objects that recursively appear in different dialogues. With this change of focus, the artist exposes the inner dialogue that she establishes with those objects, enhancing their emotional and poetic value, and transcending the domestic and decorative point of view.

“My artwork is a metaphor of nostalgia, and a reflection of the conversations I keep in my mind. I want to explore the materiality of these metaphors utilizing any subjects, materials and techniques that are at my hand.”

–Flora Ramirez-Bustamante



Flora Ramirez-Bustamante is a Spanish-born artist based in Stanwood, Washington.  Trained as a linguist and having never taken any formal art classes, Ramirez-Bustamante develops a personal approach to work with diverse materials and explores different styles with a primary commitment to spontaneity versus perfection. She received her BA in Spanish Linguistics from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain, and her PhD on General Linguistics and Spanish Grammar from the same university years later.