Ricardo Caté is a man of many gifts and activities: master cartoonist, filmmaker, artist, teacher and stand-up comic.
His cartoons are regularly published in Santa Fe’s newspaper and always reflect “the irony native people feel and express in humor”, according to a peer.
His colorful paintings are original cartoons made for us, and are hilarious.
With vibrant color and a wickedly accurate wit, he presents recognizable human situations that relate to Native and non-Native interactions.
Here, in a bow to the national obsession with football, he shows a white man supporting the “Redskins”, while the Native fan proclaims his allegiance to the “Cowboys”.
Ironic amusement, without malice, is this artist’s forte.
He observes, and records, but never judges.
Ready to hang, and enjoy.