Piece description from the artist
A fictional narrative on the archetype of the snake charmer. A volatile relationship is expressed oddly with the close proximity of the snake and the figure's lips. There is an abstraction of the female expressed through cool color palette. They are attracted by each others odd nature in a poetic resonance. A low-lit corridor represents the infinite journey of finding beauty in the unconventional
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.