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.
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