Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz maintains a multi disciplinary practice rooted in drawing that engages oral traditions grounded in curanderismo , Mexican faith healing . Through storytelling and superstition, Ricardo reflects on the everyday in a mode that accesses past , present , and future . Works, physical gestures via the artists body, and sound initiate a conversation as to how does healing manifest itself in the 21th century. Images explore metaphysical spaces of mythic figures and interactions grounded in personal memoir , ritual , and prose .The work intends to expand on the traumas of the difficult histories of marginalized groups within North America but provide a point of healing through spiritual reconciliation and mediation in its discussion .
I make work with the intention of fostering community through shared personal experiences between individuals and removing invisible barriers built through a history of discrimination and subversive socio-political tactics .