The Always Impressive João Ruas (aka FERAL KID)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We have featured the very talented João Ruas (aka Feral Kid) before on the site. The São Paulo-based visual artist has continued to impress with his dark and mysterious work and has several new sketchbook and standalone pieces.

The 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Only a few days remain to check out the 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational at Spoke Art in San Francisco. What is a 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational you may ask? Curator Zach Tutor has compiled a group of 32 contemporary artists, including Audrey Kawasaki, Erik Jones, Joao Ruas, Soey Milk, Conrad Roset who blur "the lines between multitudes of genres into a single, pluralistic whole."

Joao Ruas' New Erotica

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
A gorgeous collection of some of João Ruas' more sensual, seductive works, Ruas paints a haunting world inhabited by enigmatic figures and regal beasts awash in a maelstrom of mysterious energies. His explorations of the darker realms of the spirit evoke states of emotional turmoil, spiritual hunger and troubled passion. Weaving together history, mythology and cryptic symbolism in a misty dreamscape...

Joao Ruas' Erotica

Erotica // Friday, June 01, 2012
A gorgeous collection of some of João Ruas' more sensual, seductive works, Ruas paints a haunting world inhabited by enigmatic figures and regal beasts awash in a maelstrom of mysterious energies. His explorations of the darker realms of the spirit evoke states of emotional turmoil, spiritual hunger and troubled passion. Weaving together history, mythology and cryptic symbolism in a misty dreamscape...

Opening Photos: João Ruas @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 08, 2011
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.

Preview: João Ruas "Yore" @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 02, 2011
João Ruas has been on our radar for quite some time, and we have been looking forward to what the São Paulo artist would create for his solo show, Yore, at Thinkspace Gallery. Continuing on the theme of making art that appears unearthed in an abandoned home, these initial previews of Yore looks to be his best yet.

In Illustration: Joao Ruas, Feral Ghosts

Illustration // Tuesday, September 27, 2011
São Paulo born illustrator Joao Ruas began his desire to draw at an early age. Growing up he was left alone with crayons and papers for a few hours every day, developing an unusual feral behavior which only got worse through the years. His ghostly and dream-like illustrations are the product of his life long commitment to his creative endeavors.

In Illustration: The Work of Joao Ruas

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 17, 2011
Joao Ruas, a native of Sao Paolo, Brazil, was left alone at an early age with crayons and papers for a few hours every day. He has since developed a skillfully evocative style, in addition to unusual feral behavior which has only got worse through the years.

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