Raymundo Muñoz – Overwhelming Nature – Opening Reception Saturday, April 6th

In Overwhelming Nature, Denver-based printmaker Raymundo Muñoz presents a selection of linocut relief prints inspired by the oppressive density of the natural world. Through heavy use of detail, repetitive elements, and complex organic patterns and forms, the artist invites viewers to experience a sense of awe, not only in nature, but in the art form itself. Based on his own photos, Munoz’s flora, fauna, and landscapes are expressed through intense linework inspired by printmakers, illustrators, and comic book artists alike. The graphic results reveal as much the artist’s love of line as his interest in the vast and wild settings and processes all around us. Among the sheer bigness and quantities suggested, though, quiet visual cues throughout Overwhelming Nature remind us that we don’t have to understand and hold it all in. It’s okay to simply witness, and walk away.      

ARTIST BIO

Raymundo Muñoz was born and raised in El Paso, TX, but has made Colorado his home since 1999. He received education at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and University of Colorado-Denver, where he received a B.S. in Biology.

He’s a self-taught printmaker, musician, writer, and photographer, who finds endless inspiration in the natural world and the chaos-order dynamic.

Raymundo is a current RedLine Contemporary Art Center Artist-in-Residence and Denver Botanic Gardens Land Line Artist-in-Residence. He is the director/co-founder/co-curator at Alto Gallery. He’s an active board member of Birdseed Collective, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of surrounding communities through arts, education, and food programs. 

Above all, Raymundo is guided by the simple principle that art is a bridge, and that its greatest function is to connect people across space and time.