Elephant Man by Joao Ruas, 2009, watercolour, graphite, collage & gouache
Joao Ruas (previously featured here) is the miraculously talented love child of James Jean from whom he inherited that breathtakingly epic and mythical artistic grandeur and Esao Andrews who seems to have infused him with a curious penchant for cold reddened noses and meandering liplines. And as you can tell, it's a great mix!
Joao's new show Inner Myth Pt. 1 opened at L.A.'s ThinkSpace the other day and will be on show through June 5.
Tengu by Joao Ruas, 2009, watercolour & gouache
On show: May 8 - June 5, 2009
Address: Thinkspace Art Gallery, 4210 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA, tel: (323) 913-3375 | Map
Gallery hours: Thur - Sun: 1 - 6 PM
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Interview with the artist
- November 28, 2008 -- The Drawing Room at ThinkSpace: Final Days!
Haunted #11 by Joao Ruas, pencil and watercolour on 200gr watercolour paper - click for details/larger view
I'm not sure why I always end up liking male artists exhibiting at women-dominated ...
- October 29, 2011 -- Joao Ruas' "Yore" at Thinkspace, Culver City
The Two Tempting Heracles by Joao Ruas, graphite and watercolour on acetate and heavyweight paper, 2011 - click to enlarge
Been umming and ahhing whether I should announce this or not as I must h...
- September 18, 2011 -- Dr. Paul Koudounaris' "Empire of Death" at La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles
St. Pancratius, Wil, Switzerland by Dr. Paul Koudounaris - click to enlarge
Back in June this year, I suggested Paul Koudounaris' ForteanTimes article Bones with Bling - The amazing jewelled skel...