Ricardo Cavolo


Exhibition Dates: 04.05.23 – 28.05.23



StolenSpace Gallery is excited to welcome back Ricardo Cavolo, for his solo exhibition ‘HYPERteen’, a tribute to today’s teenagers and their unique and unstoppable energy.


Ricardo Cavolo is a Spanish artist, who has exhibited his work across the globe. His eclectic style is based on relationships with folk art, traditional and modern tattoo culture, European religious imagery, tribal arts, and comics and cartoons. Ricardo focuses on portraiture, to visual describe various stories, characters and their experiences across time, using symbolism to connect to a modern and playful audience while also referencing historical and religious illustrations. ‘HYPERteen’ is a celebration of teenagers and the energy they possess, a force so strong that it can easily move mountains.

This rare power only occurs during the ephemeral years of adolescence, a strange period when the body and mind are transitioning into the realm of adulthood. In this exhibit, teens are portrayed as heroes and heroines fighting their way into a world where they are desperately needed, where their unique energy can be harnessed, but are ultimately unwelcome.


“Adulthood is a battleground where enthusiastic newcomers are labelled as inexperienced, disruptive and irrelevant. As humanity faces faulty systems, outdated intelligence and probable extinction, it must embrace the almighty energy of its most powerful allies: The HYPERteens.” – Ricardo Cavolo, 2023.