Arturo Vega was, for 22 years, the artistic director, guardian and very close friend to the Ramones, creating not only their logo which later came to be the flag for the punk movement, but also many of their album covers and stage designs.
Parallel to this historical music genre that transformed its followers fashion interests and attitude, Vega produced a solid body of work that includes paintings influenced by a series of images taken from various media publications as well as fragments of the band lyrics, resulting in
pieces that are both mystical and insulting.
Regardless of his strong belief in the revolutionary force of music that is able to provoke changes in society, in his visual works he is also influenced by North American Pop Art. He makes a critique of the human necessity to form a part of capitalist systems, without really considering its consequences.
There is something rebellious and seductive in Arturo Vega’s work that defies social standards, causing people to question ideals and conformities through music, life and art.