|THE PROOF is a weekly roundup showcasing local creatives. A column for creatives to share their story and work, in a unique, concise format: each creative shows 8 pictures and answers 8 questions. Past participants include Bob Kronbauer, Omer Arbel, Carson Ting, Lizzy Karp, Branislav Henselmann, Hannah Georgas, Douglas Haddow – all living in Vancouver.|
Anyone who knows Ricky knows his love for life, art, and anything remotely strange . A collector and a compulsive tinkerer, Ricky is one of the most creative people I know.
Five years ago, Ricky decidedly left a successful business in Ottawa and moved to Vancouver to pursue his career in Art and design.
In the summer of 2011 he teamed up with STE Marie Art+Design Studio as the studios resident Installation artist and collaboratively produced beautiful pieces for a variety of business in Vancouver .
With his continued success, Ricky has branched off and launched Tinto Creative his own Art and Design Studio. I have seen Ricky grow over the past couple of years. His hard work dedication and stubbornness has put him in the place that he is today. I am looking forward to seeing what he has up his sleeve .
1. Layers sculpture for board of trade in Gastown. Consisting of over 32 layers of tinted plaster poured individually . This was one of my favorite projects i worked on this year.
2. My desk in my studio where I do all my clean stuff. I like keeping scrap wood and random material from past projects. It always come in handy.
3. Failed 1st attempt to cast my arm holding a gold cleaver.
4. Eating freshly shucked oysters with my boyfriend off the Washington Coast.
5. Infinite doorway instillation in Clough club for STE Marie Art+Design.
6. Bellas Artes, metro station in Mexico city. I have an obsession with that city I cant wait for my next trip there.
7. My ghost mirror prototype. Work in progress.
8. Two headed human dog hybrid aboriginal print from up north that I love.
1. What neighborhood do you live in?
2. What do you do and where?
I am a freelance installation artist and creative director of Tinto Creative based in Rail Town.
3. What are you working on?
At the moment I am working on two large instillations for Earl’s in Calgary and one in Miami . I am also working on a couple of instillations for STE Marie Art and Design for their up coming interior design projects.
4. Where can we find your work?
The nail mural in Revolver coffee in Gastown.
The infinite doorway instillation in the back room of Clough club.
The interior design of Duchese vintage in chinatown.
Multiple pieces in Pidgin restaurant in Gastown.
5. Who are your role models?
Guy Bérubé Director of Petit Mort Gallery in Ottawa
Craig Stanghetta, Creative Director of STE Marie Art + Design
6. What keeps you going in this industry?
Always looking forward to the next big project and when possible trying to take on projects that are challenging and outside my comfort zone.
7. If you had a chance to start your career all over again, how would you do it differently?
I really have no regrets. I enjoy the way my career has taken shape so far. I do wish i photographed my earlier work more diligently. I enjoy looking back and tracking my growth.
8. What advice do you wish someone would have given you when you were young?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. There is always something more important to focus on.