Joe M. Ruiz

Joe M. Ruiz

Southern United States

Website:
joemruiz.com

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