Born in México, Cardenas-Eddy expresses his feelings and beliefs by connecting his art in media and technique with his career as a construction engineer. He cleverly uses building materials, concrete and steel bars, as his artistic media. The New Own Free Style by Ricardo Cardenas reached a peak with his Series of Tributes to Great Masters and the Series of The Muses of Ricardo. The artist opened a new path for the visual arts that transcends time and space, conceiving a new way of celebrating art history and a novel manner of innovating the media and techniques to depict it.
The My Muses Series is inspired by the seven art muses created by Zeus in Greek and Roman mythology that guided classical culture and the thinking of humanity for centuries. It encompasses 17 one-of-a-kind sculptures, each different from the other, representing a cultural or human concept defined by the artist. Made in cement and steel bars, the sculptures appear created from a cement block or wall. Each base, on which they stand, has a color representing the wall from where the piece came.
The sculptures depicted in human scale to obtain a closer approach to reality; don’t have race, gender or age, to eliminate stigma. They are distinct in color and technique; finished in wood, metal, resin, paper or paint. Themes and names are diverse, like the language for each title. The artist’s goal is to transmit a universal message. His Series of Tributes to Great Masters reinterprets main traits of the art from master artists. Cardenas-Eddy brings them to our present time making them his own. He paints and adds collages for the whole to look as a unique poster or street graffiti on a cement wall. These artworks are greatly admired by viewers and art collectors. Using the Tic Tac Toe game, Cardenas-Eddy shows that master art is for all people, popular and accessible as a worldwide played game.
Presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA in 2016, Cardenas-Eddy had a solo show at MDC West Campus Gallery. At Red Dot 2017 opening, he sold El Juego de las Fridas. In 2017-2018 at Art Palm Beach and Art Boca, he sold two artworks daily. In 2018, he participated at Art Santa Fe; and the Pre-Art Basel Miami Week: ART from Our Earth, the Sea and the Sky in Hollywood, FL. During Art Basel Miami week 2018, Cardenas-Eddy participated at Scope, a solo show at the Delano, a group show at SLS, and was commissioned for a mural for the Delano Hotel between his exhibitions.