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The practice of Ricardo Morales-Hernández(b.1980) consists in drawing a personal, political and cosmic story. He uses analog, digital and biological media with a main focus in extemporal drawing. Known for his paradisiac imagery evoking musical systems that reminisce the natural surroundings of the colony of Puerto Rico. Historical relations can be traced from: primitive markings, medieval marginalia, neo-expressionism and post-digital aesthetics while at the same time questioning the dominant discourses of contemporary art. He deserted studies in Media Arts, Religion and Social Sciences and been recipient of AIR–CPW- Andy Warhol Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Center for Image Science in Austria among others. Currently he works from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Music & Martyrs

Nothing new
The Head sustaining
Meanwhile:
Fornication Everywhere
Eyes, Mind & Heart
The onomatopoeic music deafen
the voice of the martyrs
persecution systems grow
clever
the great harlot rejoice
at her last sip of the cup
blood inside
pitiful monster
all evil is apostate
generative
from that broken garden

Music & Martyrs— Vol.1

Nothing new
The Head sustaining
Meanwhile:
Fornication Everywhere
Eyes, Mind & Heart
The onomatopoeic music deafen
the voice of the martyrs
persecution systems grow
clever
the great harlot rejoice
at her last sip of the cup
blood inside
pitiful monster
all evil is apostate
generative
rom that broken garden

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On February 15, 2015 a gruesome video was released showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by Islamic fanatics in Libya. As they were being executed, cries of “O Jesus” could be heard in the background. The video shocked the country. Both Christians and Muslims shared a common revulsion over this barbaric act. As soon as the video was broadcast, Egyptian President El-Sisi delivered a speech declaring 7 days of mourning. Shortly afterwards, the Egyptian Air Force bombed ISIS targets in Libya.

In response, the Bible Society of Egypt produced a simple tract called Two Rows by the Sea. Scripture verses were carefully chosen. 

The executions took place on Sunday. The editorial team met on Monday to develop the text, while the art department produced the graphics. On Tuesday, the finished publication went to the press, which worked all night and began delivering 1.6 million Arabic copies the next day. °

 

Two Rows By the Sea
Two rows of men walked the shore of the sea,
On a day when the world’s tears would run free. 
One a row of assassins, who thought they did right, 
The other of innocents, true sons of the light. 
One holding knives in hands held high, 
The other with hands empty, defenseless and tied.
One row of slits to conceal glaring-dead eyes, 
The other with living eyes raised to the skies. 
One row stood steady, pall-bearers of death, 
The other knelt ready, welcoming heaven’s breath.
One row spewed wretched, contemptible threats, 
The other spread God-given peace and rest. 
A Question… Who fears the other? 
The row in orange, watching paradise open? 
Or the row in black, with minds evil and broken?

 
 
 
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Two Rows by the Sea HD Video, Color, Sound Duration 1:34, looped

Two Rows by the Sea
HD Video, Color, Sound
Duration 1:34, looped