The College Art Department held a gallery opening and lecture entitled Irreducible Metaphor:Harmonious Visions, Lyrical Abstractions by adjunct instructor and professional photographer Sergio Ramirez Minvielle on Thursday, April 30.
Ramirez Minvielle is a photographer of both black and white and color imagery. Born and raised in Mexico City, Sergio spent his childhood vacations traveling around Mexico, in particular, the southern states. The rural mountains and scenery influenced his sensitivity towards the wonders of nature.
Sergio says, “Having a strong interest in classical music and the visual arts from an early age, I find great similarities between the scales of notes in music and the gray values used in photography. Music, the most abstract of all the arts, goes directly to the inmost substance of being. In much the same way, when I create my images I try to capture the essence of the observed object, the irreducible metaphor.”
Ramirez Minvielle holds a BA Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a BA Degree in Photography from UC Santa Barbara, and a Master’s Degree from CSU Los Angeles.