Paul Ramírez Jonas

b. 1965, Pomona, California | lives and works in New York

Paul Ramírez Jonas was born in Pomona, California, and raised in Honduras. His work ranges from large-scale public installation and monumental sculpture to intimate drawings, performances, and videos. His practice is characterized by a bracing, albeit nostalgic, idealism rooted in a faith in human resilience. In Ramírez Jonas’s 2003 work Another Day, three television monitors display an endless scroll of data reminiscent of the arrival and departure screens at airports and train stations. Each presents a countdown to the next sunrise in ninety different cities, offering an expression of the passage of time and an expansion of our conception of geography beyond politically determined borders.

Photo: Ellie Krakow

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