Charlie Ramos is a figurative painter, editorial illustrator and graphic artist who currently works at Pixar Animation Studios. He was born in Texas and grew up in Chiapas, Mexico, and now splits his time living in Spain and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
During his childhood in Mexico, Ramos was exposed to the work of the Mexican muralists, Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco, and began painting at an early age. Later as a student studying art, art history, and illustration in San Francisco, he became interested in the German Expressionist movement. While influenced by these aesthetic styles and movements, Ramos's work speaks to the current moment, as he evokes moods and explores emotions in the unexpected through distortion of form and color.
Ramos currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.