Friday, May 11, 2012
The figurative work of Joao Ruas shows not only a fascination with the human body, but also with natural forms such as plants and feathers. His soft values and gradations cause the surface of each piece to appear creamy and sensual. His angular stylization of the female face portrays a sort of haunting beauty. His use of mixed media pays careful attention to the layering and opacity of media, allowing them to interact within a whole piece.