David Ramirez Gomez is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Denmark, working primarily with migration related topics, often expressing himself through paintings, installations, videos etc.


2001 – 2005 and 2006 – 2007

Visual arts at the University of Antioquia in Medellin (Medellin, Colombia)


Electronic music (12 week course), Engelsholm Højskole (Vejle, Denemark)


I tell a story through a facial expression - representation of likeness is not what interests me. Through the medium of portrait I research and work with our psychological state of mind in relation to the world in where we live, especially in relation to migration.
A portrait is a collection of experiences that come together and vibrate in harmony to tell not only the story of one person but of their life. In portraits we idolize, we exaggerate, we distort, to tell our story. Portraits which in many cases transcend the representation of someone specifically and instead point to a collective feeling and reflect our own selves and perhaps even our role in society.

Three Ceramic heads
My interest in migration-related topics has led me to explore new materials and new ways of expression. Within my exploration I got myself caught in studying SAVN (to miss), the fact that we leave what we know, we leave all the people around us and how that affects us. SAVN (to miss) has many consequences and takes up a lot of space in our minds, and it is an important issue in relation to the migration topic. A feeling of fragility, a thin line which with its invisibility is always present: SAVN.
My research into materials and how to express these feelings of fragility, has shown me the way into ceramics. These three artworks are part of this process and ceramics allow me to express myself three-dimensionally referencing the material objects from one’s past and their fragility as they become fragments in your mind.

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Performance
  • Mixed techniques
  • Engravin


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