“Eyes are symbolic as sensory organs. We see the world within the limits of our senses and through the lens of cultural mores. They are an archetype for consciousness, truth, and light.” — Rachel Levit Ruiz
Rachel Levit Ruiz (b. 1990) is a Mexican artist and illustrator based in Mexico City. Her figurative works, from black and white drawings to gouache paintings, examine the body and its relationship to the mind, to others, and to the physical world. In her most recent series, Body Language, Ruiz was inspired by her own interrogation of the mind/body connection. She responds to theories of health that suggest “physical well-being is independent from emotions and socio-political realities” by crafting a world in which different facets of the body speak for themselves. Ruiz’s work has been featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
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