Artist Ramiro Gomez worked as a live-in nanny in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Laurel Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills from 2009-2011. During this time, he began his series of artworks, “Happy Hills,” which was inspired by his daily observations of life and his complex relationship with the family for whom he worked. In his art, Gomez, a child of Mexican immigrants, features the workers who are an integral but invisible part of wealthy society in Los Angeles. His images interrupt the mainstream commercial narrative by introducing a critical human element.

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