Gustavo Ramirez Cruz

1. Azul Siphonaptera
23 x 22 cm,
Paper mache and acrylic colors,
Hippocampus Policromo
22x 20 cm,
Paper mache and acrylic colors
Cyclopedidae Berlinus
50 x 40 cm,
Paper mache and acrylic colors
Cuniculus Insecta
19 x 22 cm,
Paper mache and acrylic colors
Colibri Phocidae
32 x 35 cm,
Paper mache and acrylic colors,

All photos by Gustavo Ramirez Cruz

Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Gustavo developed his love for art during his various studies of graphic design, photography and illustration. After a few years working as an illustrator for children's books, he started to experiment with the paper-mache technique while in Barcelona, where he lived in 2000.

Throughout the years, he continuously worked on improving and developing his skills as he kept on creating innovative and truly distinctive pieces. His designs are typically minimalistic in nature, contrasted with detailed bright and colourful patterns.

His creatures have been described as “joyful”, providing “a happy personal connection”.

Since 2006, Gustavo resides in Amsterdam and in Berlin, where he frequently exhibits his work.

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Studio Galerie Berlin. Berlin, Germany
2018Zeughaus Messe in the Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin, Germany
2015 Kunst met perspectief - Art & Design space. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 Openbaar Bibliotheeek, Laren,The Netherlands
2013 Sundaymarket( Art & Design fair) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Amsterdamsebos, Bezoeker centrum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Berliner Zeitung, Nummer 26, Donnerstag 31 Januar 2019,”Wunder der Evolution in Pappmache” Von Ingeborg Ruthe
B.Z. 5 Februar, 2019 “Gustavo und die bunten Tieren” Stefanie Hofeditz
RBB – ZIBB Von Ute Mueller-Schlomka
Tagesspiegel, Nummer 6, 7 Bis 13 Februar 2019, Ticket, “....Erschafft Fantasiewesen”

Website: www.gustavoramirezcruz.com