Ricardo Martinez (riikc) is an artist, entrepreneur, and activist whose work has given him a truly global footprint. He lives alternately in Brussels, Belgium, where he finished his MFA in sculpture, and in Monterrey, Mexico, where one of his two companies is established.
As someone who took it upon himself at a young age to self-teach all of the skills he could, Riikc is a strong supporter of the power that each of us holds to take our skills and education into our own hands. Ricardo co-founded three companies in the past six years, beginning with a real estate and tourism company in Placencia, Belize. Building on this first experience, he plunged into the tech sector, co-founding two app companies, which have both produced completed initial products. Beyond his companies, Riikc has a vast oeuvre of website development, graphic design, photography, and video work that has firmly established him as a creative force to be reckoned with.
In the arts, Riikc draws on concepts of geometry and the human form to produce works that are contemplative and cutting edge. He is always experimenting with new mediums, combining materials in unique ways to explore how they will react. He has worked with metals, wood, polymers, and more, each lending something new and thought provoking to his work.