Ricardo Blanco- Gonzalez - March 2008

Ricardo Blanco-Gonzalez' work is about memory.  “Colors in European stained glass windows from childhood trips to churches.  Vietnamese suffering (on TV), images of earth as it was first seen as whole - and its destruction.”  There is a physical and emotional component to the work.  The two are used singularly as a means to express the complexity of Mr. Blanco-Gonzalez’s experience.  We sense the need to find grounding through his use of color and stroke.  This has the effect of seeing them as one sees the city at night - driving quickly through rainy streets - leaving only a stream of light behind:  impressions.  These works are a colorful journey for the eye, and yet their beauty is deeper because they evoke the mystery of the emotional world.