Ricardo Roig, a professional visual artist and gallery owner, came to #HipNJ to tell Lisa Maire Latino about his work.
Roig makes hand-cut screenprints and turns them into collages by layering the cut-up pieces of paper (or stencil) on top of each other.
Roig has been creating this type of art for thirteen years. His collections include the NYC series, the Jersey City series, the Mile Square series, the Boston series, the Hawaii series, the Westfield series, the Summer series, and the Mixed Work series.
“It does take a lot to create this, but I am so obsessed with it that it doesn’t even channel with me,” Roig said. “So, I kind of get lost in it, and I allow myself to fall in love with this.”
Roig owns two art galleries; one is in Hoboken, NJ, and the other is in Westfield, where he grew up. He also owns a shop in Hoboken.
The Hoboken gallery is located in the W Hotel. The W Hotel offered Roig space to display his art, and he opened the gallery a year-and-a-half ago. Every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. there’s an event called “Mix and Sip with Riccardo”, which features Live music from local musicians and beverages.
Ricardo Roig is currently working on a mural located underneath the train trestle in Westfield.