Opening Photos: João Ruas @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 08 Dec 2011
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Thinkspace Gallery recently hosted João Ruas’ solo exhibition, Yore. Selfishness, complexes, everyday issues and anxiety are not exclusive of our times. While seemingly obvious, our unconscious arrogant adolescent attitude towards the people that walked on the same grounds we live on, however, tries to prove the contrary. Yore is an ode to echoes, to beliefs and lost truths waiting to be discovered. (We have a nice preview and look at Ruas' work here).

 

Born in Brazil, 30-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 hometown, São Paulo, where he works and lives to this day.

Thinkspace's Andrew Hosner, Kent Williams, and Tom Haubrick:

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Kent Williams and Barron Storey:

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Audrey Kawasaki and Andrew Hem:

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Audrey Kawasaki and Mari Inukai flank Joao Ruas:

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Dabs Myla with writer Amanda Erlanson:

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Ken Garduno and Audrey Kawasaki:


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Looking at Joao's ostrich eggs:


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Showing off Joao's print and catalog set:

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The Thinkspace crew with Joao Ruas (l-r) LC, Shawn, Joao and Andrew:

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