Ricardo Javier Santana
Not Yet is a 3D sculpture with a slight movement towards the unknown, that glowing light that signifies not only the moments we've experienced and the goals we've attained, but also the shadows of the unfulfilled— the untouched dreams. Most of the time we let ourselves fall through the abyss of uncertainty, but other times we say, “not yet, I'm almost there.”
“When I close my eyes and open my ears into meditation, I often hear the sound of time—anxiety. Time marks the movement of what we feel, our goals, what we've achieved, but also what we haven't, our relationship with life and oftentimes, death.” —R.S.
Ricardo Javier Santana began his journey at 8 years old when his parents gifted him a VHS camera—a simple spark that ignited his creative drive. Ricardo navigated through architecture and visual arts, honing his eye for spatial aesthetics that served his talent as a cinematographer. This path led Santana to find a voice through photographing concerts, commercials, documentaries, music videos and a feature film. After heading his own production company in Puerto Rico for 5 years, Ricardo reached a turning point. The high-pressure environment led to a career shift towards pursuing his personal artistic vision. That's when Santana immersed himself into 3D art and design. Through this medium, Ricardo found a way to express his unrelenting journey to comprehend spirituality, time, and the power of creativity as a vessel for freedom. Santana’s work now revolves around crafting simple, yet captivating characters that embody these profound themes.