Collection: Alberto ruiz Villar
Alberto Ruiz Villar is an artist born in Barcelona, where he currently lives and works. He graduated in graphic design at 'L'Escola Massana' in 1996. He has worked as an art director and photographer. He teaches 'art direction' at the IED and has given workshops in the same discipline at 'L'Escola Massana'.
In his work, we find the signs of the crossing between maps, strata, and scars; three states that are recognised in a plastic trajectory that has its origins in fear and confinement, and which aims to establish itself under a permanent threshold. His work is based on the obsessive need to represent a cartography of instinct through a language that is always understood as provisional.
Ruiz Villar's work is created around time as the most powerful sign of fear. Maps explained under the effects of scars. Scars as a representation of what we learnt from injuries. Their plastic path shows that there is nowhere to go and no rest. The map changes as much as reality does, so there is no peace. And so it must be. Ruiz's work affirms that we should never find certainty. Exhibitions at Rhodes Contemporary Art London, UK. Exhibition with Banksy, Damien Hirst and Nick Smith, among others. and The Invisible Line Gallery. London, England, among others.