Piece description from the artist
A surreal figure extends both hands outward, a heart with a glowing key-hole in one and and a broken skeleton key in the other. Her gaze is soft and melancholy with glowing orb-tentacles manifesting throughout. A clear sign of a lurking presence behind the nebulae looking background. A starry night breaks through the clouds and gives contrast to a glowing halo above her head. Based on a personal concept.
Born and raised in southern Los Angeles, Ricardo Cisneros' work deals with contemporary issues facing minorities. Each piece presents a narrative that covers a social or political topic of debate. Within each representation is a twisted and emotional journey that challenges commonly held notions of what it means to be human. Ricardo conceives each painting from an emotional experience: love, heartbreak, discrimination, poverty etc. From it, he develops a suitable environment; mood and atmosphere play a key factor in his work. In order to achieve the appropriate setting, he uses a very selective color palette and chiaroscuro. Elements of pop art also play crucial role.