Joe M. Ruiz


Joe M. Ruiz

Southern United States

Website: www.joemruiz.com/
Blog: joemruiz.com/apps/blog

Art Medium: painting


Painting allegorical figures is a personal exercise which draws on my catholic upbringing as well as other mythologies I relate to.  Each composition represents a scene that is suspended from the natural order of time, and should evoke a dreamscape or a precise emotive moment occurring in the viewer’s imagination.
I find inspiration in the artwork of Caravaggio, Edwin Church, William Bouguereau, Roberto Ferri, and many of the contemporary realist painters of today. I paint with the aim of developing artwork that resonates a hyper-realism with an element of mystery that can’t easily be defined.

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Transfixed
32″ x 48”, oil on canvas
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Freedom’s Price
36″ x 48″, oil on canvas
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The Encounter
44” x 54”, oil on canvas

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Nightmare Rides Ravens Wings
12” x 48”, oil on canvas

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Lift II
36″ x 36″, oil on canvas
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Flight
48″ x 48″, oil on canvas
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Something Found
32″ x 48″, oil on canvas
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Journey’s End
24″ x 60”, oil on canvas


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