Works and lives in : Lisbon, Portugal
Education : Universidade Lusófona, Masters at Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Ricardo’s creation seems plain at first glance: a reference to the popular German network “LIDL supermarkten”, play with color in the spirit of American “classics” of minimalism and graffiti art in the spirit of “pure bombing”. But, as it usually happens in the intricacies of contemporary art, Ricardo´s creation has an inner ring, accessible only for those who contemplate his art.
Having adopted one of Sterling Ruby´s ideas (spray-can painting), Passaporte reinvents the famous Warhol´s masterpiece “Campbell´s Soup Cans”, which once tore the idea of “high art” to shreds.
– Text by Don´t Post Me Magazine
“Art is passion but it also can be a gangbang.”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.