Ricardo Cardenas was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1966. He began art classes at the National school of Fine Arts at five years old and continued his studies with independent professors until the age of 22. He studied Civil Engineering in the Engineering school of Antioquia and then realized a Masters Degree in manufactures in the University of Massachusetts.
The artist searches a constant in his diverse pieces by the way he draws imaginary structures of ideas that he finds in nature. He fabricates objects with natural elements. When he begins his study or drawing, the impulse and the contrasting lines begin to open up possibilities. Then he begins a series of repetitions until he considers his drawings the starting point of sculptures.
His process is : to look, to think, to draw, draw...draw, select, calculate, build.