Artist Statement By: Roderick "Ryuki X" Ramsey
Legacy : Shift Conscious toward a more Mindful Tomorrow.
Using visual art I work to challenge the status quo. Generating visual stimuli that is a catalyst for consciousness. As I am charged with the responsibility of killing constructs in order to create a more mindful tomorrow. This vision is achieved by deconstructing negatively charged ideologies through art.
Construct by definition is an idea or theory containing various conceptual elements, typically one considered to be subjective and not based on empirical evidence. An example of this is opinion presented as fact.
In time I have observed a direct correlation between pain and submission to constructs.
On the spectrum of our reality the further an idea sits away from center (Neutrality, Truth, Understanding, Paradox...) the more that idea has the potential to cause pain. On a constant basis our global population submits both subconsciously and consciously to overtly subjective ideologies.
When a collective whole (population) submits to a subjective status quo the result population segmentation defined in fluid marginalization. The human population is a connected group of compartmentally diverse individuals. What makes us infinitely different is why we are systemically identical 🥴 (Paradox)).
The collection of these dynamic differences coexisting within a controlled environment manifest an array of intrinsic values. These varying values may or may not align with the subjective nature of the construct in question where lies the potential for pain. The act of submission to a subjective norm has created a reality saturated in unavoidable pain based in misunderstanding. Through time, observation, and rumination I work to identify these spells constructs with intent to invert their existence.
My thoughts exist within my feelings therefore it is important to invite expansion. By allowing myself to reason with logic then revisit initial feelings in an attempt to think then feel. In doing so I am able to measure understanding and achieve insight into self before creating. The artwork that I produce is a consequence of critical thought towards constructs. In execution inspired by observation tied to rumination I produce electromagnetic energy turn catalyst. Encoding construct inversion into the content I create invites my audience to engage in critical thought toward my muse (constructs).
Engaging in critical thought encourages individuals to re-evaluate their own perception and perspective which define their segment of reality. Encouraging questions that when answered result in the deconstruction of constructs that once existed. Igniting imagination within my audience that manifest conscious action toward a more mindful tomorrow.
Deconstructing toxic ideologies dismantles sources of stress, anxiety, and identity disconnect present in our socioeconomic systems. Breaking down constructs through art empowers individuals who exist within the null to live full wholesome lives through a construct free lens.
I channel influence from...
Shepard Fairey, Darnell Dali Chambers, Alisha B Wormsley, Saint Luc Vudu Mickens, Ai Weiwei, Jermome Huas Of Vain Roberts, Paradise Gray, Saige Smith, Virgil Abloh, KooFee aka DJ Water Start, CoCo Chanel, Jerome Romi Link, J.M .Basquiat, James YaYa Hough, LOU (and the Yotes), Deavron Dailey, and Keith Haring.
Peace : Love x Respect : “!!”
Roderick "Ryuki - X" Ramsey
- SWEAR 💯
Born in Pittsburgh PA I began studying graphic arts in highschool at Taylor Allderdice graduating in 2008. Then I went on to attend Saint Vincent College where I received a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Marketing in 2012. College strengthened my foundation in graphic arts by furthering my studies with core and elective classes. In 2016 I graduated from Point Park with a Masters Degree in business management. With a raw and developed desire to create coupled with my academic background I was ready to monetize my passion. In 2020 I launched Ocular Arcade which functions as a digital production company providing services for web development, printmaking, and graphic design.