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Ruben Morancy



The Work of

Ruben Morancy

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Windsor CA 95492
United States
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209 Bluebird drive
Windsor CA 95492
United States
 
 
Artist's Statement
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I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1967. I began teaching myself to paint at the early age of eight after visiting Port-au-Prince’s Centre d’ Art. I was moved by the artists I saw, who seemed so happy as they wielded their paint brushes. Their work was largely based on Haitian legend, such as stories of the voodoo god Legba, or Tezin the talking fish. Some of their work featured historical subjects, depicting the Haitian revolution, slaves in battle with Napoleon's army, or silhouettes of famous Haitian leaders such as Henry Christophe and Toussaint Louverture.Having come to the United States at the age of 14, my own work is inspired and heavily influenced by the colorful, eye-catching style of those artists I watched in my childhood, but my themes are drawn from my own life experience and observations, primarily in large American cities: Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and—most of all—San Francisco, where I reside today.My paintings are also informed by the books I read. For example, I have dedicated a series of paintings to the extraordinarily compelling work of the great James Baldwin. Literature lives deep in my psyche. The eminent spiritual novelist Herman Hesse once remarked that the best art is born out of necessity, and these words speak for me. A sense of urgency drives my work—a passionate need to convey my view of the world and the color of my experience. When I am painting, I feel peaceful, serene, exhilarated, because I know I am doing the work that I am meant to do.The passion that radiates so powerfully from the paintings and photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Miro, Henri Darger and Joseph Yoakum inspires me tremendously. Although you will not perceive a stylistic resemblance between my paintings and those of the aforementioned artists, I feel a spiritual connection with them and their amazing sensibilities. I also feel a strong affinity for Outsider Art, and perhaps my work falls under that rubric.
Ruben Morancy “Mora".
 
Hwy 12 series 5

Ruben Morancy Hwy 12 series 5
Hwy 12 series 5
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: Acrilic and oil on canvass
SIZE: H31 W 56 1/2
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $3600
Description
( Hwy 12- Atlas of modern landscapes)
I was inspired by the simplicity of colors in nature of the small things often unnoticed by the naked eye. I started to pay attention to the reflection of light on the landscape and the sky above each feeding different images into my brain, Northern California is a magical place in my daily travels on Hwy 12. I could not help; but to be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscapes which kept coming back to me in my dreams. I wanted to define what I see out in the natural space around me and not adhere to any conventional Idea of what landscapes should be seen like, I chose to paint in abstraction as the pictures kept coming back to me in waves of motion. My thought is to bring the viewer in with me to experience my daily journey around the country side to experience what I see daily.
Hwy 12 series 4

Ruben Morancy Hwy 12 series 4
Hwy 12 series 4
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: Acrilic and oil on canvass
SIZE: H35 W 48
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $3200
Description
( Hwy 12- Atlas of modern landscapes)
I was inspired by the simplicity of colors in nature of the small things often unnoticed by the naked eye. I started to pay attention to the reflection of light on the landscape and the sky above each feeding different images into my brain, Northern California is a magical place in my daily travels on Hwy 12. I could not help; but to be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscapes which kept coming back to me in my dreams. I wanted to define what I see out in the natural space around me and not adhere to any conventional Idea of what landscapes should be seen like, I chose to paint in abstraction as the pictures kept coming back to me in waves of motion. My thought is to bring the viewer in with me to experience my daily journey around the country side to experience what I see daily.
Hwy 12 series 3

Ruben Morancy Hwy 12 series 3
Hwy 12 series 3
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: Acrilic ananvassd oil on c
SIZE: H44 W 49 1/2
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $2900
Description
( Hwy 12- Atlas of modern landscapes)
I was inspired by the simplicity of colors in nature of the small things often unnoticed by the naked eye. I started to pay attention to the reflection of light on the landscape and the sky above each feeding different images into my brain, Northern California is a magical place in my daily travels on Hwy 12. I could not help; but to be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscapes which kept coming back to me in my dreams. I wanted to define what I see out in the natural space around me and not adhere to any conventional Idea of what landscapes should be seen like, I chose to paint in abstraction as the pictures kept coming back to me in waves of motion. My thought is to bring the viewer in with me to experience my daily journey around the country side to experience what I see daily.
Hwy 12 series 2

Ruben Morancy Hwy 12 series 2
Hwy 12 series 2
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: Acrili and Oil on canvass
SIZE: H41 1/4 W 49 1/2
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $2500
Description
( Hwy 12- Atlas of modern landscapes)
I was inspired by the simplicity of colors in nature of the small things often unnoticed by the naked eye. I started to pay attention to the reflection of light on the landscape and the sky above each feeding different images into my brain, Northern California is a magical place in my daily travels on Hwy 12. I could not help; but to be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscapes which kept coming back to me in my dreams. I wanted to define what I see out in the natural space around me and not adhere to any conventional Idea of what landscapes should be seen like, I chose to paint in abstraction as the pictures kept coming back to me in waves of motion. My thought is to bring the viewer in with me to experience my daily journey around the country side to experience what I see daily.
Hwy 12 series 1

Ruben Morancy Hwy 12 series 1
Hwy 12 series 1
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: Acrilic and oila on canvass
SIZE: H18 w53 1/2
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $1500
Description
( Hwy 12- Atlas of modern landscapes)
I was inspired by the simplicity of colors in nature of the small things often unnoticed by the naked eye. I started to pay attention to the reflection of light on the landscape and the sky above each feeding different images into my brain, Northern California is a magical place in my daily travels on Hwy 12. I could not help; but to be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscapes which kept coming back to me in my dreams. I wanted to define what I see out in the natural space around me and not adhere to any conventional Idea of what landscapes should be seen like, I chose to paint in abstraction as the pictures kept coming back to me in waves of motion. My thought is to bring the viewer in with me to experience my daily journey around the country side to experience what I see daily.



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