Ricardo Marques is a self-taught artist from Portugal who has been exhibiting his works in Ireland since 2003.
He began his journey in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, working beside master carvers like James Dunbar, Jackie McKenna, Fred Conlon, Martha Quin, among others.
Marques explores feelings and emotions to create abstract and organic forms in different media, mainly using stone and wood.
His recent work is an experimental series of installations that attempt to integrate forms of motion, color, and sound within a symbiotic whole.
... "My work is like a meditation for me and an opening of my soul to fellow human beings...
By using primitive forms and carving techniques, especially in stone and wood,
I hope to tap into a subconscious state of mind and body that, in working together, create the form in the final sculpture.
My recent installation work is about visual stimulation and a reflection of nature. Here I try to create fantasy and connection across different elements such as sound, motion, colour and image and link these together within the viewers experience" ...
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