Feature on João Ruas

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João Ruas is an artist from and based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He approaches his artwork with a variety of mediums, from pencils, gouache and watercolour to metal leaf and collage. Ruas first introduction to art was comics and later on he studied design in university; elements of which are evident in his approach to his work. But what I find to be completely captivating is his dark and mythological imagery, exploring worlds between archaic folklore and and the shadow of our subconscious.

Ruas’ recent solo exhibition, “Yore” was at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. For more images and info, check out his past and present works on the gallery site or check out his blog.