1204 Avenida Juan Ponce de León
San Juan, San Juan, 00907
Puerto Rico

9392807770

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.

Manifestos

Compost

Ricardo Morales-Hernández

Compost as organic material for decomposition, as material rich in potential nutrients for growth, as manure and as ruin, it is the current state of things, of the material world and of the obvious wear of civilization. As creative ferment, it is the process of allowing to die or allowing to grow, similar to the relatively autonomous growth of plants.

This is the challenge:

– To empower the idea (compost) as opposed to what is yet to come
– To disenchant ourselves with scientific, social, and political utopias without succumbing to despair
– To rethink present dystopias without consenting to general conformity, another social contract, or to gnostic materialism
– To contemplate the imminent transgression of an “other reality” — call it the eternal kingdom of God — that bursts into “the normality” of things
– To refer to the traumatic action/reaction of this terrestrial sphere, world/compost as obsolete, old, and hostile in relation to what is yet to come
– To ponder the origin and fate of a city/garden
– To resist, even if it were necessary, the unity and imposition of a techno empire