Joao Ruas

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Enkindu & Gilgamesh, 2009 Watercolor And Gouache 28x28 Cm © Joao Ruas
Haunted #11, 2008 Watercolor And Graphite 15x23 Cm © Joao Ruas
Haunted #16, 2008 Watercolor, Gouache And Pencil 44x33 Cm © Joao Ruas
One of the nine new works to be featured in 'III' this coming May © Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
Copying the drawings to the primed canvas using the old way: filling the back with graphite and redrawing on top © Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
One of the new oil works from Joao in progress © Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
Harakiri Acrylic On Fabriano And Wood © Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
Quick Facts
Lives in
São Paulo
Works in
São Paulo,Los Angeles, New York
Representing galleries
Eidolon Fine Arts, ideafixa, Thinkspace

Born in Brazil, 28-year old artist João Paulo Alvares Ruas was still a young child when his interest for visual art started to grow. Comic books were his first bridge to lines and colors, during high school much of his time was devoted to creative thinking due to the almost alternative education institution he studied under. Later, he took Design as his choice in University. 

After a three year stint in London, João went back to his home town, São Paulo, where he works and lives. 

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