Artist Statement

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My work is an examination of the space in between our waking minds and the subconscious. The grey haven between consciousness and chaos is populated with cryptic characters that fascinate me. The moment in time captured in my paintings should have an ambiguous tension that leaves the viewer unsure of the outcome.  Some of my subjects are beautiful, others horrible or frightening. My goal is to inspire the viewer to find the border between structure and disorder in themselves and awaken their imagination.

© 2017 Joe M. Ruiz