Unedited conversations between artist in a productive critique discovering thesis and processes behind the work.
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Work Untitled is responding to a demand for critical journalism. The critique take place between artist and therefore allowing the artist to objectively engage and grow from the criticism of their peers.
HISTORY OF WORK UNTITLED
Work Untitled was founded by Joseriberto Perez and Olivia Ramos, practicing Cuban artist who reside and give voice to a generational gap muted by political landscapes. Their art practices are necessary catharses of internal dynamics that can’t manifest in any other form. A continuous purge of impractical concepts that become motivators once manifested and experienced. Their conversations, now part of the process, provide perspective and breathing room to an otherwise reclusive existence. Exposing their conversations is an experiment of expansion and humility within the art community.
Perez and Ramos met during their residency at Cannonball in Miami. The proximity of their live-work spaces supported a constant exchange and comfort to be critical of each other’s process. Perez’s work appears to be at once taking on objects and unraveling them, to be both gestating and timeworn. Ramos’ work is an adaptation of distorted attitudes on to the realities of the urban landscape. Their interaction is a balancing exercise, a practice propelling the refinement of purpose in their work.
Issue #1 3Q 2014
Before Work Untitled there was Trip-Tik, founded when Jeffrey Millett and Olivia Ramos agreed to argue in writing and make a project out of it. Trip-Tik began as insight into the dark, a conversation that continued beyond production to critique, legitimize, and cultivate both writing and work.
Inspired by the 90s art scene in Brooklyn in which artist ran galleries and publications, Millett and Ramos took on many hats to produce, reflect, curate, and publish work. The two artist were similarly programed after attending the same undergraduate (UF) and graduate (Columbia) programs and found constructive criticism oxygenating.
Trip-Tik was discontinued to give rise to a broader platform with a vision for many artists to participate.