Original Acrylic Surrealist Painting, 'Roly-Poly Tiger Cat'
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"...one day in 1998, when reading a book on spiritualism he opted for a better quality of life. Ricardo decided to return to painting...."
Born in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 1956, artist Ricardo Siccuro's life was disrupted when at the age of 15 he was hit by a car. Even though he didn't suffer great physical injuries, he seemed to have suffered emotionally and became depressed - he did not want to leave his house. It was then that he began to paint surreal images with the materials at hand: an ordinary pencil and paper.
Less than two months later he was exhibiting his work at the XXII Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna alongside renowned Brazilian artists of the time. Motivated by the experience, Ricardo began to use better quality materials until he eventually mastered the work in oils. He became an architect and left painting on the side until one day in 1988, when reading a book on spiritualism he opted for a better quality of life. Ricardo decided to return to painting, to which he has since dedicated his life entirely. Ricardo's paintings have been exhibited in Brazil as well as in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, England, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador and other countries around the world.
Initially, his style was undeniably surreal, but over time his technique evolved to include an exceptional new style where figures are formed through the use of flowing ribbons and variations in light and shadows. Ricardo has named this innovative style "figurative serpentine."
He tells us, "Modern man has become used to making sense of a life at times riddled with absurdities; times when logic and rationale simply do not apply. My work is made of elements disassociated from their everyday function, with the purpose of awakening the viewer's curiosity and imagination. They are images filled with symbolic meaning, repeated in different series, each embracing its own theme.
"My latest line of work reflects my oldest style, which I began in 1972. The execution of the work is slow and meticulous, where ideas come one after another. I will always admire the work of past masters, including Dalí, Escher, Magritte, de Chirico, Max Ernest and Juarez Machado, a Brazilian artist.
1972-XXI Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (design)
1973- XXII Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro (design)
1989 - III Rio International Airport Fine Arts Exhibition
1990 – Silver Medal at the V Exposição de Artes Plásticas, Lion’s Club, Rio de Janeiro
1998- Silver and Bronze Medal at the I Salão de Artes Plásticas do Shopping Iguatemi Rio de Janeiro
1999- ArtExpo New York – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Manhattan , New York, USA
1996 – La Coloniale – Búzios – Rio de Janeiro (acrylic on canvas)
1997– Galeria Portinari – Juiz de Fora (acrylic on canvas)
1998 – Galeria Portinari – Juiz de Fora (acrylic on canvas)
1999– Espaço Cultural J. J. Jimenez – Rio de Janeiro (acrylic on canvas)
1999– Espaço Cultural da fábrica Mercedes Benz – Juiz de Fora
1999 – Ministério da Fazenda – Rio de Janeiro
1999 –Galeria Da AMAERJ- Palácio de Justiça – Rio de Janeiro
2000 - Legion of Good Will – New Yor, USA.
2000 – Galeria Millenium – San Marino, Italy
2001 –International Airport Tom Jobim, Rio de Janeiro,
2001–Santos-Dumont Airport – Rio de Janeiro.
Paintings arrived in good order and timely fashion. They were exactly as I had envisioned except the colors were even more vivid than I had hoped. I can definately recommend Mr. Siccuro""s work and will be on the lookout for new items by this talented artist.
The painting that I bought looks even better in real life than it does in the picture. It came already mounted (I thought I would have to have it framed separately after it arrived). And the pictures on the website don't do justice to the richness of texture and color on the canvas. This will be a gift for my father-in-law-to-be, and I know he's going to love it!
Los Angeles, CA USA
I purchased ""DIVA"" in 2001 and I hope to purchase more of Ricardo's works.
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