Kyudo


Kyudo
Acrylic on Board
30,3 x 39,5 cm

I will be participating with two paintings in the upcoming group show "LAX/HKG", a joint effort by Thinkspace Gallery (US) and Above Second Gallery (Hong Kong).

The show runs from Nov, 16th '12 till Jan 12th '13 @ 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. For more details and to check the lineup I am proud to be alongside:

http://blog.above-second.com/laxhkg/

Moleskine Studies & Sketches

 

First of all, I finally made a Facebook page this month, it's another channel to get news about shows, books and other things.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joao-Ruas/212762872182567

Thanks a lot to everyone who got the Yore catalogue, it's in under production as I type. For those that missed the two weeks selling window, unfortunately it will be impossible for me to get extras, the exact number of sales is the exact number of  copies.

It was a nice experience overall and there are going to be other published material in the future with new pieces that I am currently working. Hope you can wait and understand.

Last day + "Rites"

Le Sacre du Printemps VIII – Engaged Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate 19 x 27 cm


Le Sacre du Printemps VIII – Engaged
Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate
19 x 27 cm

This is the second piece for the group show that opened yesterday in Lucca, Italy. Hope it makes this post less annoying due to its "spam" nature.

"Go With The Flow" - Villa Bottini, Via Elisa 9, 55100 Lucca, Italy - Opening: Saturday, August 11, 2012 -19:00 - For more details and enquiries: bonelliarte.com

"Rites" for Lucca


” Le Sacre du Printemps IX – Through ”
Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate
20 x 27 cm

This is one of the two pieces I sent to the group show "Go With The Flow" that will happen this month in Lucca, Italy. It is truly an honor to show alongside such amazing artists. I am writing a process description for these last pieces from the "Rites" series I've done that will be posted on Supersonic Electronic (hopefully by next week).

"Go With The Flow" Villa Bottini, Via Elisa 9,55100 Lucca, Italy Opening: Saturday, August 11, 2012 -19:00For more details and enquiries: bonelliarte.com

ONLINE! YORE Catalog + Print Sale

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The Yore expanded edition is a 7.75 x 9.75 inch, hardcover volume printed on 148 GSM lustre paper with black endpapers and hand-embellished details. It is accompanied by a tipped-in, signed and stamped print of Small Gorgoneion II printed on 330 GSM hot press cotton rag paper, as well as a numbered micro certificate.

This limited edition will be available through a timed release. Orders will be accepted during a two-week period beginning July 29, 12 pm UTC-3/6 am PST and ending August 13, 11:59 am UTC/5:59 am PST, with the final edition size being determined by the number of orders. Anyone ordering a copy during this window is guaranteed to receive one, and this is the only time the Yore extended edition will be made available.

The Yore expanded edition + print will be $90. Shipping will be $10 to U.S. addresses and $20 for international orders. All catalogs will ship via USPS Priority Mail. The catalog will go into production at the conclusion of the order period with shipping anticipated to begin in late September.

Harpia

" Harpia "  Acrylic on Fabriano 31,5 x 24,5 cm


" Harpia " 
Acrylic on Fabriano
31,5 x 24,5 cm

This was my piece for the huge group show 'Wild at Heart' held by Thinkspace Gallery and curated by Amanda Erlanson. The purpose of this exhibit is to raise awareness about endangered species and the animal I selected to work on was the Harpy Eagle. The details for the show:

'Wild At Heart - Keep Wildlife In The Wild'
Curated by Andrew Hosner and Amanda Erlanson  of all sales will go to benefit 'Born Free USA' and the world's endangered species.
On view May 26th – June 9th, 2012

As you can notice, the show opened last Saturday... as an excuse for my delay, I was overseas in the US. Many good things came out of that trip, including a new print and an extended catalogue for 'YORE'. Details of how these items can be acquired will be released in two weeks.