Rebirth of the Visual Arts in Tijuana

An interview with Mexican Artist Lola Krauss

Rebirth of the Visual Arts in TijuanaImages courtesy of Lola Krauss
Images courtesy of Lola Krauss

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Upon an agreed time and place, a young slim woman with light skin complexion, dark brown hair, and charming smile emerges from a small crowd that walks up the stairs and enters the restaurant. Here is the artist herself Laura Ramirez, better known as Lola Krauss who is currently exhibiting her most recent work titled “Scrap Book”, a union of different sketched drawings on the walls of the second floor of Baja California's Cultural Institute (ICBC), Tijuana.

The daughter of a mechanic engineer and a dental surgeon, talks about how important her family is to her, and with great pride describes of where her interest and hobby of drawing comes from. “My dad in the seventies would make cartoon characters of his co-workers. He has the gift of drawing.

Now that I think about it, when I was very young I realized maybe I had something special, and whenever people would tell me that I drew very well I believed them. Now whenever my nephews show me their drawings, I tell them well done and always encourage them.” Laura Ramirez, who was born in Mexico City grow up in the border city of Tijuana were, at an early age started to practice and was self-thought in the plastic arts.

She finished high school at Preparatoria Federal Lazaro Cardenas, and then went on to the school of architecture for over one year and graduated in plastic arts at the Autonomous University of Baja California or also known as U.A.B.C.

Since 2004 she ventured out into different areas in art like drawing, painting, fashion design, performing arts and collaborating in different art expositions.

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