About the Process

Limited Edition Hand Cut Paper Stencil Screen Prints By Ricardo Roig
These original, fine works of art are made from paper stencils by cutting shapes out of paper with an exact-o knife and then using a squeegee to push the mixed acrylic inks through these openings when it is attached to a screen. The porous screen allows the ink to travel through the cut-openings thereby creating a very sharp-edged graphic effect for this unique printmaking technique. Each color is a different stencil that is layered upon one another as the puzzle is pieced together and the image is formed. The print becomes a culmination of color shapes built upon these relationships. In celebration of the heroes of Japanese woodblock prints and a furthering of the torch in new innovative approaches to the printed image, these works promote a renewed sense of beauty juxtaposed with masterful technique. Each piece is made by hand, signed and dated by Ricardo.







About the artist

Ricardo is a 33-year-old professional fine artist from Hoboken, NJ who maintains an art studio where he creates and a separate art gallery where he exhibits his work. In Roig Gallery, Ricardo can meet his growing collectors in a comfortable and convenient location while adding color to the neighborhood giving Hoboken something new to see everyday.

Artist Statement

“Art is my refuge. It’s how I can slow down time in our overly stimulated and fast paced modern world. Drawing with my exact-o knife to cut out paper stencils gives permanence to the moment. Cutting out these individual shapes of color allows me a sort of peaceful meditation and I am able to escape into my own world of vivid color and abstracted shapes. I can explore when I am in this state of mind and am able to channel my own unique aesthetic through this imagination. Although my unique art process is therapeutic for my mind it is also challenges me physically. Using my body as a kind of machine to draw, cut, tape, screen print and apply each color layer is a lot of fun. It’s rewarding to know that everything I make is handmade from start to finish. Squeegeeing each layer allows to simultaneously apply the same rich saturated color throughout the piece unlike painting, where the color needs to be recharged with every brushstroke. Although I have a vision and a plan for each limited edition of hand cut screen prints, I don’t necessarily know how it will look until it is completed. In every stage of the process I take breaks to look, critique, discover and make the best choice for the next stencil of color shapes. It is this conversation with the art where the piece takes form and I need to listen to what it is asking for and what it needs to provide the ultimate viewing experience. I work tirelessly in this labor intensive process because I am always renewed with energy at every step and know that in the end I will be creating something new for the world- offering people something different and inspirational to see and enjoy.”   -Ricardo Roig, 2018


Curriculum Vitae   
 

Ricardo Gesualdo Roig
Born 1983 New York, New York USA
Lives and works in Hoboken, NJ 

SOLO SHOWS

2017
"NYC View" W Hotel. NY, NY
2016
"Mile Square Series" Mile Square Theatre. Hoboken, NJ
2015
"Made in New Jersey". Designer Showhouse of New Jersey. Saddle River, NJ
"New Work by Ricardo Roig". Hoboken Historical Museum. Hoboken, NJ
2014
"Hoboken Studio Tour". Roig Studio. Hoboken, NJ
"Muse". Evalyn Dunn Gallery. Westfield, NJ
2013
"New Oils". Artists' Studio Tour. Roig Studio. Hoboken, NJ
2012
"Hoboken in Print". Hoboken Historical Museum. Hoboken, NJ            
"New Works” Gallery 1200. Hoboken, NJ
2011
“Silent Art Auction” Monroe Arts Center. Hoboken, NJ
“HeARTwork” HeARTwork Studio. Union City, NJ            
“Ricardo Roig” Caro Art Gallery. Meriden, CT    
“Graphic Works“ Imago. Hoboken, NJ            
“Through My Eyes” Right Angle Gallery. Hoboken, NJ            
“Meet Ricardo” Home of Dr. Albertson. Westfield, NJ            
“City Lights” Krave. Newton, NJ            
2008
“Vanitas” Kean University. Union, NJ            
2006
“A-Mature” Essex County College. Newark, NJ            

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
"2nd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The current practice in printmaking' Art Exhibition". Site: Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY
"12 x 12" Roig Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
2015
"The Opposite of Hate" LITM. Jersey City, NJ
"Paper Monument" Central Booking. NYC
"Print Show" Palette Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ  
2014
"Small Wonders" LITM. Jersey City, NJ  
"Maxwell's Opening Exhibition" Maxwell's. Hoboken, NJ
"Streets of Hudson" Columbia County Council on the Arts. Hudson, NY
"Night with Julian Velard" Life is Beautiful Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
2013
"Summer Small Works Salon Show" Greenpoint Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
"Child's Play" LITM. Jersey City, NJ
"Lovey Dovey" LITM. Jersey City, NJ
2012
"Cityscapes" Temporary Contemporary Gallery. Asbury Park, NJ
"The Artist at Work" Tenmarc Building. Jersey City, NJ
"New Jersey Artists" Lana Santorelli Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
“Paint Out!" Jersey Central Art Studio. Cranfrord, NJ            
2011
“Small Works” Lana Santorelli Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
“Studio Tour Show” Barsky Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
“Paint Out!" Jersey Central Art Studio. Cranfrord, NJ            
“Dream Works” Monroe Arts Center. Hoboken, NJ            
2010
“Hoboken Studio Tour” St. Anne’s Rectory. Hoboken, NJ            
      
EDUCATION
2004 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD                        
2008 Kean University, B.A. in Fine Arts Union, NJ                                                              
2010 Kean University, Teacher Certification K-12 Union, NJ