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jan 11 - feb 3
“Art is my refuge and provides my mental health. It’s how I can slow down time in our highly stimulated and fast paced modern world. Drawing with my exact-o knife to cut out paper stencils gives permanence to the moment. Cutting out these individual shapes of color allows me a sort of peaceful meditation and I am able to escape into my own world of vivid color and abstracted shapes. I can explore when I am in this state of mind and am able to channel my own unique aesthetic through this imagination. Although my unique art process is therapeutic for my mind it is also challenges me physically by using my body as a kind of machine to draw, cut, tape, screen print and apply each color layer. It’s rewarding to know that everything I make is handmade from start to finish. Squeegeeing each layer allows to simultaneously apply the same rich saturated color throughout the piece unlike painting, where the color needs to be recharged with every brushstroke. Although I have a vision and a plan for each limited edition of hand cut screen prints, I don’t necessarily know how it will look until it is completed. In every stage of the process I take breaks to look, critique, discover and make the best choice for the next stencil of color shapes. It is this conversation with the art where the piece takes form and I need to listen to what it is asking for and what it needs to provide the ultimate viewing experience. I work tirelessly in this labor intensive process because I am always renewed with energy at every step and know that in the end I will be creating something new for the world- offering people something different and inspirational to see and enjoy.”
Ricardo Roig is a thirty-five year old professional fine artist who has maintained a large art studio space just outside NYC in Hoboken, NJ for the past six years. Roig is a professional in conceptualizing and creating limited edition hand cut screen prints and oil paintings. Roig attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, where he received his formal training and was introduced to a rich art history full of many artistic styles that he draws inspiration from. Roig graduated Cum Laude from Kean University with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. He also holds a post-bac teacher certification from Kean University. Roig’s art has connected with collectors in Australia, Germany, London, Spain, France, Sweden and Canada, two collectors who work in Christie’s Auction House, ten pieces purchased by the Hoboken Historical Museum, published in Vellum Magazine which was distributed in an international tour including Art Basel in Miami, commissioned for 26 works by New York University Stern School of Business, commissioned for 5 works by Shake Shack for their NJ locations, published in Industry Magazine, Westfield Living magazine, noted in the New York Times, showcased work at the W Hotel on 49th; Lexington Avenues in NYC and currently exhibits work in his gallery space in the W Hotel in Hoboken NJ.