VERSO at Thinkspace, LA

Acrylic on Paper and Wood
64 x 74 cm

It's been a century since I last posted here, mainly because I want to change the blog system (also I am overwhelmingly busy).  A lot of things happened that I will try to backtrack in the coming months and keep this space updated. The reason I am posting is that in two weeks (!) my next solo will be opening at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. The piece above is one of the works I will showing in this exhibition. Feel free to come by, here's the info:

João Ruas
Thinkspace Gallery 6009 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Los Angeles
Opening reception: February 1st 6-9PM
On View: February 1st-22nd

Sage + Kyudo Print

Le Sacre du Printemps XIII – Before the Sage
Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate
 22,4 x 38,1 cm

This is the third of the graphite drawings I did for "Lined in Lead II" groupshow. There's still a lot of works available from all the great artists, for inquiries:

Also, I have a new print of "Kyudo" out through Gallery Nucleus. It's an edition of 50, numbered and signed:


Le Sacre du Printemps XII – Despair
Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate 
22,4 x 38,1 cm

This is the second piece of the three I am bringing to the group show "Lined in Lead II".  This is probably gonna be my last three Rites drawings series... or not.

The show will open next week in Los Angeles and I will be attending, feel free to say hi.


Riot Study
Acrylic on Fabriano
13 x 18 cm

This year I had the pleasure to be invited to the " Microvisions " group show. All the pieces are going to be shown @ the Society of Illustrators in NY during May and they will be for auction late in the month with all the profit going straight to the Society’s Student Scholarship Fund. For more info:

Lined in Lead II + Game of Thrones

Le Sacre du Printemps XI – Ancestors
Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate
22,4 x 38,1 cm

This is one of the three pieces I am doing for the upcoming " Lined in Lead II" group show curated by Ryan Graff that will take place @ Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles. The opening is on April 13th 7PM and I will be attending. For more info and the full list of participants:

Jaqen H'ghar
Graphite, Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper and Acetate
17,4 x 25,7 cm

The guys from Mondo invited me for their " Game of Thrones " groupshow that is still up right now as part of SXSW in Austin, TX. You can find more info, the full list of participants and the works here:


Le Sacre du Printemps X – Terre
Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate
29 x 37 cm

The piece above will be a part of the group show SEI2 curated by Zach Tutor that will take place at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The show opens on Jan, 3rd  at 6PM. For more info and the full list of great artists, please go to the Supersonic Electronic website.


Acrylic on Paper, Board
70 x 70 cm

The piece above will be shown in Barcelona this Wednesday, December 5th in the groupshow "ROJO ROJO" @  Miscelania Gallery (Carrer Guàrdia, 10 - Barcelona).

The show theme is RED and I am really proud to exhibit with my friend Chamo San, Conrad Roset, Guim Tió among other great artists. More info can be found here: