Ric is a New York-based international award-winning expressionist artist; creating paintings that reflect relevant social issues. to increase awareness and understanding.
He has been featured in articles in several newspapers, and magazines in the United States and Europe, including “Art Tour International Magazine”, "Art in America's Issue" on galleries and artists in America, Toscana Cultura Magazine in Italy, and interviewed on podcasts, on television, both local and network.
Ric has been named "Master of Contemporary Art 2020, 2022, 2023", Artist of the Decade 2010-2020, “Artivist (artist/activist) of the Year 2019 and 2020 and Emerald Artivist 2021 and 2022” Artist of the Future, Power of Creativity and Collector’s Vision International Art Awards Ric have also been inducted into Who’s Who in America and received the “Distinguished Humanitarian Award”.
My work is concerned not with objective reality but rather the emotions that objects and events arouse within a person, reactions—positive or negative—especially the understanding of the self within the viewer. I deal with relevant social issues, equality, empowerment, and psychological conditions. Distortion, exaggeration, and fantasy are the filters through which I paint the modern world.
I believe in equality and I want my work to reflect that. My work is different—it is not conventional, academic, or even the new modernism. I am creating a new avant-garde. I am an internationally known award-winning expressionist artist; inspired mostly by Toulouse-Lautrec, Edvard Munch, Picasso, Matisse, and the German Expressionists.