Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Muralist has Gallery in Latino Arts

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MILWAUKEE (CBS58) -- If you've driven in Milwaukee, you've seen Mauricio Ramirez' work. He has around 16 murals in the city and his art is unique because it uses shapes and geometry. 

Ramirez has a temporary gallery at Latino Arts Inc., in the southside of Milwaukee. It's called Poly-Wave: Seeds of Color and Shape. 

In this exhibit Ramirez continues to evolve his colorful and geometry based style while he explores his Mexican American cultural roots. 

"You know I want to bring joy to people," Ramirez said. "I want to make them happy, I want to make them feel proud."

His family came to Milwaukee in the 40s and Ramirez said some of his inspiration comes from the southside of the city.

"My ultimate message is to tell the story, my story as well as to try to empower the community in which they see. A lot of these works are inspired by the communities that I've lived in, that I painted in and it's an extension of the murals that I do to here," he said. 

Ramirez has painted murals all over the country. His exhibit will be at Latino Arts until Oct. 2.

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