This piece is part of a series of large hyper-textured works. In physics, gravitational waves are ripples in the curvature of space and time, which propagates as waves. There is a tangible alien component in the artwork that offers a haptic quality to the final results. This mixed media work is made of raw cotton, canvas, bitumen, oil, acrylic, volcanic sand, and natural resin. The piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges and comes ready to hang.

- Adriano Ribeiro

Non-Return Apparatus

raw cotton, canvas, bitumen, oil, acrylic, volcanic sand, natural resin on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

31" h x 47" w x 2" d
8 lbs. 1 oz.



Adriano Ribeiro
Grammichele, Italy

Getting to Know Adriano

Adriano Ribeiro lives and works in Italy. He was born and grew up in Belém, Brazil, a strange and beautiful city nestled in the northern Amazon. Adriano spent many years studying chemistry and astronomy before teaching himself how to paint. Paying tribute to the complexities of organic life, Adriano draws inspiration from science and Sci-Fi, poetry, geometry, calligraphic elements, and architectural drawings.