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Questioning the principle of cataloging, ordering, documenting and interpretating as a basis for the scientific knowledge in the world, Ricardo Angelico places in the art work's space a multiplication of a small disjointed narrative fragments, or whose connection is not easily seen. His work has been exhibited throughout Portugal and Spain such in the exhibitions Play, The Aronburg Mystery, Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea, O Desenho Dito Casa da Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporânea . Almada, Portugal, À volta do papel, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito . Algés, Portugal 100 artistas, Acervo. Artistas Portugueses en la Colección Navacerrada, Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Alcobendas, Espanha. Her works are held in numerous public and private collections including Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal, Fundação PLMJ, Lisbon, Portugal, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Algés, Portugal, Colecção Navacerrada, Alcobendas, Spain, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, Pamplona, Spain.

Lição de história, 2023
Mixed media on paper, 48 x 57 cm 

“Ricardo Angélico’s hybrid or bizarre imaginary unites the post-apocalyptic with the childish, the apparently absurd with the playful tonality, the mystery with the impression of the horror vacui. A game of difference and repetition, of strange tonalities and dizzying details, of a baroque nature that accepts its excessive condition.”

Fernando Castro Flórez

Plotto #69
2018
Guache sobre papel
18 x 13 cm
Plotto #4, 2018
Gouache on paper
18 x 13 cm
Peças para uma máquina do tempo perdido, 2023
Mixed media on paper, 70x90cm
O Espião, 2023
Mixed media on paper, 71 x 81 cm
Custo e benefício
Mixed media on paper, 45,5x47,5cm
Geoff na China, 2023
Mixed media on paper, 126x103 cm 
The last days of Roger Corman, 2023
Mixed media on paper, 100x170cm
Bouquet, 2023
Mixed media on paper, 120x100cm
Chimborazo
2018-2019
Acrylic, drawing ink on linen
183 x 145 cm

In many of Ricardo Angélico’s paintings one can sense a will to a carnival atmosphere that is the result of his continued search for a refined and intelligent humour which is at the same time erudite and popular. His work accepts the post-modern condition both in what it contains of a post-historical liberation and in an accentuated tendency to create compositions that are a mise en abyme, in a lucid parallel with Borges’s narrative games. Ricardo Angélico questions the conventional figurative logic without moving towards an abstraction that is on so many occasions marked out by a combination of what is intentionally transcendental with what is shamelessly decorative.

Fernando Castro Flórez

Plotto #59, 2018
Gouache on paper
20 x 14 cm
Plotto #63, 2018
Gouache on paper
20 x 21 cm
Plotto #43, 2018
Gouache on paper
25 x 20 cm
Plotto #29, 2018
Gouache on paper
20 x 17 cm
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