Ruth Piper

Ruth Piper

Artist, Curator

Central to my practice are notions of transition and transformation that link to a strong sense of place both physical and psychological: In particular how the energies of a specific relationship or location real or imagined inhabit our minds and bodies.
Primarily a painter I also work with drawing, collage and sometimes 3D: Influenced by photography, literature and films that are connected to my
idea of reality. Also I am interested in the notion of forgetten knowledge and the possible residues of past lifes stored in the psyche that could be linked to manifestations in the work, triggered unexpectedly by events and the use of materials.
‘Land of Plenty’ is the title of my current work and considers the existential space between the surface and the underworld, the superficiality of life on the edge. We are not what we appear. Behind the public face there is always tension and the possibility of undefined crisis.
March 2016
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Location Bristol, South West
Activities Practice-based research, Curating
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
Tags painting, collage, non-representational, figurative, watercolour, acrylic, mixed media, abstract, watercolour, sculpture
Website http://www.ruthpiper.com

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