Wednesday, September 29, 2010


 Feeling Young Again - SOLD

Just Wanna Escape... - SOLD

Never Intimidated

"Never Intimidated" 24x36
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Last Day At Art Fusion Galleries

September 30th is the final day of the summer exhibition of Transluminescent Fantasies at Art Fusion Galleries.  We are now going into the biggest season for the Miami art scene - Art Basel!  Gus has been chosen to exhibit at Brickell's Hotel Urbano during Art Basel.  More details to come in the next week, but the opportunity and exposure is beyond amazing!

Here's a recap of the Transluminescent Fantasies exhibition.  Email for more information on GusColors and his participation in Art Basel 2010.

Monday, August 9, 2010

GusColors Supports Cause

GusColors is auctioning off a painting for a good cause.

It is said that what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.  In the case of many women battling breast cancer, it is so true.  Empowerment, strength and confidence emerge in a much  more tenacious way.

In support of the women who have won, or sadly lost, their fight against breast cancer, and other cancer survivors as well; and to those family members and their friends, as well as the research and education that is also a part of the fight, GusColors will start the bid at $300 for his original painting, Jaded, the story of a fight and the peace after the battle.

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Bids start at $300 with proceeds to benefit cancer survivors, their families & friends, and research and education.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

GusColors goes to Switzerland?!

Art Fusion Galleries has presented many great opportunities for GusColors.  Such as one for GusColors to find a way to Switzerland!  Yes, Switzerland.  GusColors is making a trip across the world!

Actually, your favorite emerging artist himself will not be traveling to Switzerland, but a GusColors original will be.  Leon, a painting inspired by the story of a young boy who beat the odds and survived death, will now be a part of a private collection.

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Leon, 24x30, SOLD

Opening Reception for Transluminescent Fantasies

The Design District was live with energy on Saturday, July 10th, and Art Fusion Galleries hosted their opening reception for "Transluminescent Fantasies."  GusColors is a featured artist in the three month long summer exhibition, and the active art walk was an opportunity for great exposure.  Here are some pictures from the night's event.  To view the rest of the gallery, visit the GusColor's website and click the Events tab.

For more information on other upcoming GusColors' events, email or become a Facebook fan or follow GusColors on Twitter.

Visit Art Fusion Galleries online or visit the gallery at 1 NE 40th Street in Miami's Design District.
GusColors exhibit at Transluminescent Fantasies

GusColors and Director/Curator of Art Fusion Galleries, William Braemer

Char Atkins and GusColors

GusColors interview 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thank You Soul of Miami

Thanks to James Echols, Director of Soul of Miami, for his constant support of the Miami arts & events community.  The Soul of Miami website is a great tool to utilize to get your event posted and recognized in the South Florida community.

Check it out!  The "Transluminescent Fantasies" opening reception found its way to the SOM archives.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

"Transluminescent Fantasies" Opening Reception

GusColors has been selected by the Art Fusion Gallery jury to participate in their summer exhibition, Transluminescent Fantasies. This exhibition will feature 32 emerging to mid-career contemporary artists from across the globe. The opening reception for the summer exhibition is Saturday, July 10 from 7P-11P.

GusColors captures the energy and vibrance of his Miami lifestyle. He transforms real life into a playful and rambunctious form. His summer long exhibition at Art Fusion Gallery starts July 2 - September 22. 

To RSVP for the event, please visit the Facebook event page. 

For more information on GusColors, visit the GusColors webpage - or email

Visit the Art Fusion Gallery website for more information on Transluminescent Fantasies - or email

Monday, June 14, 2010

Artist vs. Brand

Since the beginning of this month, I've picked up two magazines with Romero Britto "gracing" the front, but then again, what hasn't he touched here in Miami? Just like the articles in both Poder magazine and the Miami New Times, Romero Britto can be found anywhere you look in Miami. And both articles posed the question of whether or not Britto is an artist or a brand.

Personally, I have never been a Britto fan. In fact, I had no idea who this Britto guy was before I moved to Miami. So, what's the big deal? Why has his happy go-lucky work spread like a virus and vommed it's way onto suitcases, collectibles and even custom paint for high-end luxury sports cars. I don't get it.

Britto has made it evident that he doesn't even do his own painting anymore. There's a "Diamond Dust" room in his unmarked warehouse in the Miami Wynwood Distrct, in which an elderly man applies carefully that familiar red glitter. And according to the other article, the only painting he does is picking out what color goes where, applies it with a brush in one small stroke, and his assistants to the rest. Is that how art is done these days?

I'll give him credit for his "rags to riches" story. In some way, it's admirable, but from that small beginning, a disgusting mess of colors has exploded over the Miami-Dade canvas. So, what does it take to turn an artist into a brand? And when will this Britto overload finally end?

Many people compare GusColors work to the "work" of Romero Britto, but in reality, there's no comparison. Sure, both Gus and Britto use bright colors and whimsical characters. And they both fall into the pop art genre. But I know one thing for sure, that GusColors enjoys what he does from an on-hand perspective. Not only that, but GusColors represents life in a more factual way. In the New Times article, it states, "Britto paints only happy subjects: smiling kittens, dancing clowns, and polka-dot palm trees. 'There's enough stress and ugliness in the world, why would I want to create more?'" GusColors on the other hand accepts the good with the evil, questions the peril of his characters, and actually spends hours on end at a single masterpiece.

Perhaps I am being biased, but I'm not the only one who thinks Britto is on overkill. His consumption of Miami doesn't allow other emerging artists a chance to get the exposure they deserve. Not that I ever wish bad things on people, I just hope that the next time Britto jumps behind the wheel of his Bentley after a few drinks at The Forge, that he runs into one of his familiar Miami landmarks.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Last Night's FAME

Who would have thought that Doral, Florida would be the home to some of Miami's hottest emerging talent in fashion, art, music and entertainment? Held at the Doral Park Country Club, was FAME, hosted by SITV's Latina star, Sasha Cabrera. There was live entertainment on the main stage from the all-girl rock band, The New, as well as beats by DJ Crutch. The highlight of the night was duo Jeannine Prats and Ketty Hernandez, introducing their line Trouble X2. Artwork was displayed by yours truly, GusColors, in addition to Joel Blanco, Autumn Ariana, Ivan Galindo and a live painting by Floyd the Rock Artist.

The event received a lot of press, including the Miami New Times and a representative of the Miami Herald was in attendance. From last night's outcome and the number of people there is proof that these emerging artist's will have more than just last night to get their names out there.

Iris Vera, coordinator of the show, was beyond pleased by the work done in preparation of the event, also the work done by the staff of DPCC, the vendors and all participants. In speaking with Iris, who is an artist herself, she knows some of the financial struggles of young, emerging artists. She wanted FAME to be an affordable option for everyone to enjoy. "Some shows charge outrageous prices for participants, and I hate covers," she had said. Her vision of the show was to get names out there and wanted everyone who was there to enjoy the night. I must say, her mission was accomplished.

FAME was a great event to start the summer for GusColors. He is finishing up a new painting and is preparing for his 3-month exhibition at Miami Design District's Art Fusion Gallery, which represents over 700 artists worldwide. The exhibition, Transluminescent Fantasies, begins July 1st.

On behalf of GusColors, as well as last night's artists, thank you for your support of the arts.


Gus and Char on the Red Carpet

Gabriel Ramirez, GusColors, Luis Benivades

Floyd the Rock Artist

Models and Designers of Trouble X2

To view more photos from last night, visit the GusColors Facebook Fan Page

Thursday, June 3, 2010

All In A Day's Work

Gus and I just got back from a rainy, yet busy day for GusColors. First stop, Art Fusion Gallery in the Design District, in preparation for next month's exhibition, Transluminescent Fantasies. 2010 is going to prove to be the year for Gus and GusColors. Check back for more information on the exhibition which begins in July through the end of September.

Also, we met with Iris Vera at the Doral Park Country Club for tomorrow's event, F.A.M.E. This event is a fusion of Miami's undiscovered talent in fashion, art, music and entertainment (hence the name.) Gus is exhibiting some of his work there too. The venue is amazing, and the exposure, even better! Press starts at 7P, and representatives from the Miami Herald, Miami New Times, among others will be there. Join us at 5001 NW 104th Avenue in Doral, FL.

On behalf of Gus, thanks for all of your love and support! Hope to see you tomorrow.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Results of Dreaming in Paint

Char has been responsible for most of these blogs. She's the writer, not me, but I wanted to try out this blogging thing, so here goes! --Gus

Wow. The past month has been amazing for me. I'm excited to see what unveils from the awesome things that are heading my way. If you hadn't heard, I was accepted by the Art Fusion Gallery in the Design District of Miami. A big thanks to William Braemer and the jury for an amazing opportunity. I can't wait to get my name and my art out there. There are details to come regarding a summer exhibition starting this July.

On June 4th I am going to participate in an event in Doral called FAME. I join other up and coming artists in fashion, music, and visual arts for Miami exposure. Visit the Facebook fan page for the invite and more information. got a much needed makeover. Ricky Pierson, a friend from high school in Nicaragua and the man behind the new GusColors website, did such an amazing job. I am getting great feedback.

Most of all, I want to thank my family and close friends for all of their support. With them, I'm encouraged to go beyond the horizon and explore my passion. To Char, my Maganda Princesa: you have been so amazing and supporting. Your positivity and your love for me and my work, drives me. I'd honestly be lost without you. To my Mom: Gracias viejita por todo su carino y apoyo. And to my friends, we'll celebrate later!

I have been truly blessed! I have a feeling that 2010 will be the year.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

FAME Event

On Friday, June 4, 2010, Doral will serve as a stage to local fashion designers, artists, musicians, and entertainers, at Doral Park Country Club, 5001 NW 104 Ave, in Doral. Program will begin at 07:00 pm, no admission fees (18 and over). Specials on drinks and beer all night long!!!

This event will center stage Miami’s own undiscovered talent. Blending Fashion, Art, Music, and Entertainment as the recipe to this event named FAME.

Upcoming fashion designers duo Jeannine Prats & Kettysley Hernandez will be modeling their line TroubleTimes2. Musical performances by The New, Fly Kingdom, Big Fun 3, Magic Population, and Michael Guartos to name a few. Art work ranging from abstract, photograph to life size sculpture, Joel Blanco, Ivan Galindo, Miguel Franco, Floyd Heglichs, Enrique Sendra, and Autumn Ariana. Local independent entertainment companies such as Gold Coast Derby Girl and ICW Independent Championship Wrestling will have booths displayed, along with a few other vendors like forthcoming LOVE-E Boutique Jennifer Gonzalez. Event will be hosted by model/actress Sasha Cabrera from SITV Model Latina.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New & Improved

It's been a patient wait for the unveiling of the GusColors website, and finally it's here! Thanks to Ricky Pierson and the design team at Trinity Effects for all of their hard work, the new and improved is LIVE. Check it out and let us know what you think!

There are also new products available for you to customize on the Facebook fan page. This Friday is the last day to make your orders. Email for more information.

Stay connected with us for more details on the next GusColors event too.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Wouldn't You Agree?

I don't know about you, but I'm amazed at the progression of GusColors' art. For the past couple of years, I've had the opportunity to work closely with Gus, and I'm continually amazed at how his mind works, and how he translates all that brain activity into a masterpiece.

While enjoying the rhythmic sounds of the rainstorm outside and my breakfast, I was admiring the latest project by GusColors. I found myself lost in the story he is trying to tell and asked myself "What happens next?" His works are exciting stories on canvas; they are tales of love, heartbreak, struggle, freedom, dreams and curiosity. His characters form a life of their own and come to life in an unexpected way. To tell you the truth, I don't have the words to describe the sensation, but if you're an art lover, it's one you may understand.

Wouldn't you agree?


Thursday, April 15, 2010

About GusColors

Gus Ramirez is GusColors. He's the man with the magic brush. His ideas, his inspiration, and his translation of life can be found in every piece of his work.

Char Atkins creates art in a different form. She interprets GusColors' visual image into words.

It's been said that behind every great man, there is a great woman. Together, Gus and Char are GusColors.

We've created this blog to connect with followers and potential customers to update them on projects, news and events, as well as provide them with industry news, trends and events.

Thank you for your support. Not only of GusColors, but of art itself.

Monday, April 5, 2010

uNdR KonZTRctN...

Experiencing technical difficulties? Probably not, GusColors is just getting geared up and ready for 2K10. We are (im)patiently waiting to show you makeover. Until then, it's suggested that you check us out on Facebook and follow GusColors on Twitter! And if you're already there, THANK YOU!