Art Scene: Ricardo Paula

Don't you just love that "YES" feeling? I'm referring to that feeling when you see something (or even a moment in your life) when there are no doubts in your mind, the answer is unequivocally YES. Well, that's exactly how I felt at seeing the work of Angolan-born artist Ricardo Paula. His subjects are usually children, clowns, and generally happy things yet there is a darkness in the painting that is barely beneath the surface. The paintings make me think that in a few quick strokes of his brush, Paula could have easily made these paintings into something dark and scary. That's what makes me love his work even more! To see more of his paintings, just click here.

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