Ravi Raman is a self-taught artist, born in India. Raised and educated in New Jersey, he is based currently in Washington, DC. Identifying himself as an artistic chameleon, he draws inspiration from everywhere while never confined to one singular artistic identity, influence, or style. Influences as expansive as Picasso and Warhol, Jagger and Richards, Hemingway and Fitzgerald, and pop culture iconography all collide on his canvas. With a penchant for dramatic color and texture and an ever-present tinge of rock & roll and urban sensibilities, Raman’s paintings are meant to evoke similar sentiments from his audience.
The piece works on the premise of "Art Imitating Instagram." The "New Yorker" logo was an afterthought, as the painting seemed to capture the stereotypical New Yorker seen on Instagram and in fashion blogs.
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40"