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Ricardo E. Martinez B. 1991
Ricardo E. Martinez
B. 1991
Child's Play
Charcoal and pastel on paper
9 1/2 x 13 inches
Framed dimensions:
14 7/8 x 18 3/8 inches
The artist
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
Child's Play portrays the gamble of the world market in a light-hearted fashion using children's toys. The toy blocks form an acronym for the New York Stock Exchange, while a raging bull sits on top of this leaning tower. The fake money, houses, cars, and dice further illustrate how life can seem like a juvenile game, especially after the most recent economic crisis.

Ricardo grew up in Jersey City, NJ and realized his affection for the arts at a very early age. In high school this developed into a life-long obsession as he was exposed to figurative art. Ricardo has studied at New Jersey City University as well as duCret School of Art. He was then referred to Jahn Studios by former art teacher Monica Baumann and other students. In November of 2009 he enrolled in an apprenticeship under Timothy Jahn to realize his goal of becoming a representational artist.

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