Carlo Ricafort

Ricafort’s paintings emerge from the abstraction of memory, forming multi-layered contrasts of splashy color and jangly lines that give birth to obscure anthropomorphic shapes and other figurative elements. His compositions are non-linear, floating, spontaneous, free-associative, with a voodoo-like rhythm, which is a continuous cacophonous droning ostensibly performed to unleash primeval energy. This makes Ricafort’s painterly practice into a kind of ritual, linking millennia of practice to the current fervor of the times.  The works display a post-modernist cynicism over all things pure, yet acknowledging the inescapable connection with its own self, negotiating to make the personal over the philosophical, and to accentuate subjectivity over orthodoxy.

Building: 104 - Studio: 1207
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