New Fundraising Edition with Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz

Debuting at Paris Ass Book Fair
April 5 - 7, 2019

We’re pleased to announce a new fundraising edition with artist Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz, debuting at the Printed Matter booth at the Paris Ass Book Fair.

CULO!, 2019, 4-color risograph print, 11 x 14 inches, edition of 100. Purchase here. Printed in Richmond, VA by Clown Kisses Press.

Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz is a liberal arts practitioner whose practice is 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. The artist is 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.” - Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz

The edition will be available for purchase at the Printed Matter booth in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.