Brazilian artist Joao Ruas (Hi-Fructose Vol. 23) combines different animal and human characters into neatly organized forms. These precise silhouettes contain a controlled chaos, melding a myriad of subtle textures and references rendered in a monochromatic palette. Allusions to Japanese anime, nature illustrations and high fashion appear within the amalgamations of forms that cover Ruas’s nude, female characters’ bodies. Since we featured him in the maganzine, Ruas has participated in a number of group shows, such as “Lined in Lead II” at Gallery Nucleus and the “Supersonic Electronic Invitational” at Spoke Art. Take a look at Ruas’s recent work below.