Dimensions: 15.3 x 12.5 Inches | 32 x 39 cm
Medium: Archival pigment print on 350 gsm 100% Cotton Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper.
Provenance: Hand-signed, embossed, stamped, and numbered by the artist. Gallery stamp on the reverse. Comes with gallery Certificate of Authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 186 (#108/186)
"Layers upon layers appear to be the most prominent feature of the Brazilian artist João Ruas (aka feral_kid), for everywhere one looks, another secreted detail can be found. An extra leg where there should be none, bodies figures blended together with animals, and floral petals painted discretely as smudges on a wall. His art shows influence from more than a few art styles from around the world including traditional Japanese woodblock prints and Ukiyo-e styles, along with Classic Greek art. His use of bright colors contrast perfectly with the muted wraith-like figures either in background or in foreground.
João’s characters are teeming with stories as they both pose and parade in gallant uniforms or drapes of intricately patterned textiles. Typically appearing female, the figures in his paintings show anything but traditional beauty. There appears to be a darkness to these figures. Sullen eyes, haunted but alert with milky white skin fading against the backdrop; these characters are mythical in their own way, the things of legends and folklore." - Beautiful Bizarre