The Mis Musas (My Muses) Series by Mexican Artist Ricardo Cardenas are inspired by the Art Muses created by Zeus in Greek and Roman Mythology. The Muses of Ricardo are sculptures made in concrete that is the characteristic media used by Cardenas either for his paintings or his sculptures. The resulting Artworks, composed of cement and steel bars, will appear as if they were dug out from a cement block or wall. Each of the bases on which they will stand has a solid color to represent the wall from where the piece is coming. All the sculptures will be unique for their color and used technique, as for the finishing touches varied materials will be applied, such as wood, metal, resin, paper or paint, among others. Their themes and names will be diverse, like the languages used for the title of each sculpture. The Artist’s goal is to transmit a Universal Message. Every Muse is depicted in human scale in order to obtain a closer approach to reality and they will not have a special race, gender or age, as the idea is to eliminate stigma. For the selection to be presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA at RED DOT Art Fair and Scope Miami Beach, the Muses are minimalistic and faceless, one in silver tones, the other multicolored.
In addition, Contemporary Art Projects USA has been invited to present during Art Basel Miami week a Solo Show by Ricardo Cardenas at the Intercontinental, where the Muses will have a mask with a mirror glass, in which each viewer will be able to see him or herself reflected on it and to feel as a Muse of Ricardo.
Text by Mariavelia Savino. Independent