“Culo” by Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz
4 Color Risograph
11 x 17
Originally commissioned by Printed Matter
Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz is a liberal arts practitioner whose practice is foundationally rooted in research that investigates the ethnographic history of indigenous populations relationship to ecology synthesized with contemporary themes of genetic mutation in botany as a response to climate change.They are focused on the development of a contemporary mythos and symbology that dissolves post - colonial European constructs that perpetuate invisible barriers built through a history of discrimination and subversive socio-political tactics. The participants in the narrative are the materialized consciousness of fauna and flora as they motion through latent instinct to act as caretakers for perpetually occurring physical and psychic systems. Due to the genetic abilities of fauna and flora to adapt, heal, mutate, and populate it extends their durability and roles in engaging disruptions within multiple dimensions and periods of time. The characters actions occur alongside fluid personal impetus to engage in nuanced gestures such as affection, leisure, and mischief removed from the apparatus of conditioned binaries .