Christopher Ramírez is Dominican born artist, under the artistic name of Bony Mcqueen. He correctly lives and works in Perth Amboy, NJ. Bony’s art distinguishes itself for its wide-eyed children that reflect on social and political topics. Nature and his Dominican roots are the main sources of inspiration for the artist. His work range from 2D mixed media paintings to polymer clay and resin sculptures. Bony describes his artworks as “Contemporary illustration”, artworks that combine the whimsical and sometimes cartoon-like essence of illustration with the abstraction and complexity of contemporary art.
“The Physical form of Infamy”(Polymer clay, cloth, thumbtacks) H: 20 inches W: 11 inches
This sculptures explores the behavior behind an infamous person, a person a that it is well known for the bad things they've done. The body is full of spikes to show that the closer you get to these kind of people, the more danger you will face. The face is calm to show that they do not care about the nagative things you have to say about them, they will just revolve the world living their self-absorbing life. However, the hat has a sad face to show their feeling on the inside, sad and lonely.
“Red Light Rooster” 18X24, Mixed Media on Bristol paper.
This artwork highlights the harsh lives of human trafficking victims, especially children. For many cultures, the rooster represents the sun, and in this case it represents the light at the end of the tunnel for human trafficking victims. The face is erased with black paint to highlight the importance of keeping the identity of the child a secret, so that what they went through doesn't affect their lives once they grown up. Human trafficking is an infamous act that must be stopped.
“No Worriezzzz” 18X24, Mixed media on Bristol paper.
This artwork examines the rise of teenage pregnancy. What makes this artwork infamous is society’s constant critisim towards teenage mothers, that most of the time are on a negative connotation.