2021 EXPOSED ARTIST DIRECTORY
2020, Collage, ink, crayon, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in
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Aby Ruiz (1971, Arecibo, Puerto Rico) is a painter, illustrator, graphic artist and creator of site-specific installations. The expressionistic compositions of Aby Ruiz depict imaginary situations where the viewer’s emotions are triggered. Distorted faces, confrontational bodies, caricaturesque masks and hybrid figures are the main characters of these compositions where reality meets allegory.
Ruiz was involved in the arts from an early age and took painting classes with Pablo San Segundo. Then he studied painting, drawing and printmaking at the Specialized School of Fine Arts in Arecibo under the tutelage of professor and artist Rolan Borges Soto. Ruiz’s work can be found in prestigious institutions such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo as well as numerous private collections. Ruiz is represented by L’Artban.