It’s been a century since I last posted here, mainly because I want to change the blog system (also I am overwhelmingly busy). A lot of things happened that I will try to backtrack in the coming months and keep this space updated. The reason I am posting is that in two weeks (!) my next solo will be opening at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. The piece above is one of the works I will showing in this new body of work. Feel free to come by, here’s the info:
” VERSO ” João Ruas Thinkspace Gallery 6009 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Los Angeles
Opening reception: February 1st 6-9PM
On View: February 1st-22nd
This year I had the pleasure to be invited to the ” Microvisions ” group show. All the pieces are going to be shown @ the Society of Illustrators in NY during May and they will be for auction late in the month with all the profit going straight to the Society’s Student Scholarship Fund. For more info:
” Le Sacre du Printemps XI – Ancestors ” Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate 22,4 x 38,1 cm
This is one of the three pieces I am doing for the upcoming ” Lined in Lead II” group show curated by Ryan Graff that will take place @ Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles. The opening is on April 13th 7PM and I will be attending. For more info and the full list of participants:
“Jaqen H’ghar” Graphite, Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper and Acetate 17,4 x 25,7 cm
The guys from Mondo invited me for their ” Game of Thrones ” groupshow that is still up right now as part of SXSW in Austin, TX. You can find more info, the full list of participants and the works here:
” Le Sacre du Printemps X – Terre ” Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate 29 x 37 cm
The piece above will be a part of the group show SEI2 curated by Zach Tutor that will take place at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The show opens on Jan, 3rd at 6PM. For more info and the full list of great artists, please go to the Supersonic Electronic website.
Thanks a lot to everyone who got the Yore catalogue, it’s in under production as I type. For those that missed the two weeks selling window, unfortunately it will be impossible for me to get extras, the exact number of sales is the exact number of copies.
It was a nice experience overall and there are going to be other published material in the future with new pieces that I am currently working. Hope you can wait and understand.
” Le Sacre du Printemps IX – Through ” Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate 20 x 27 cm
This is one of the two pieces I sent to the group show “Go With The Flow” that will happen this month in Lucca, Italy. It is truly an honor to show alongside such amazing artists. I am writing a process description for these last pieces from the “Rites” series I’ve done that will be posted on Supersonic Electronic (hopefully by next week).
“Go With The Flow” Villa Bottini, Via Elisa 9,55100 Lucca, Italy Opening: Saturday, August 11, 2012 -19:00 For more details and enquiries: bonelliarte.com
The Yore expanded edition is a 7.75 x 9.75 inch, hardcover volume printed on 148 GSM lustre paper with black endpapers and hand-embellished details. It is accompanied by a tipped-in, signed and stamped print of Small Gorgoneion II printed on 330 GSM hot press cotton rag paper, as well as a numbered micro certificate.
This limited edition will be available through a timed release. Orders will be accepted during a two-week period beginning July 29, 12 pm UTC-3/6 am PST and ending August 13, 11:59 am UTC/5:59 am PST, with the final edition size being determined by the number of orders. Anyone ordering a copy during this window is guaranteed to receive one, and this is the only time the Yore extended edition will be made available.
The Yore expanded edition + print will be $90. Shipping will be $10 to U.S. addresses and $20 for international orders. All catalogs will ship via USPS Priority Mail. The catalog will go into production at the conclusion of the order period with shipping anticipated to begin in late September.
This was my piece for the huge group show ‘Wild at Heart’ held by Thinkspace Gallery and curated by Amanda Erlanson. The purpose of this exhibit is to raise awareness about endangered species and the animal I selected to work on was the Harpy Eagle. The details for the show:
‘Wild At Heart – Keep Wildlife In The Wild’ Curated by Andrew Hosner and Amanda Erlanson 20% of all sales will go to benefit ‘Born Free USA’ and the world’s endangered species On view May 26th – June 9th, 2012
As you can notice, the show opened last Saturday… as an excuse for my delay, I was overseas in the US. Many good things came out of that trip, including a new print and an extended catalogue for ‘YORE’. Details of how these items can be acquired will be released in two weeks.