Photo: Ruth Piper in Bristol, South West

Ruth Piper

Artist, Curator

I work in paint, collage and 3D: Processing and arranging selected information related to photographic and literary references and a heightened awareness of collective, emotional, political and environmental issues.
This assembled data is connected to my idea of external reality and if I am lucky resonates metaphorically with something hidden inside myself that is triggered by the handling of materials.
Land of Plenty is the title of my current work and……….‘explores the contrast between the surface and the underworld, the superficiality of life on the edge. We are not what we appear. Life itself is an abstract that we fill or drain with as much or as little significance as we see fit. Behind the public face there is always tension and the possibility of undefined crisis.‘ Extract from text by Paul Hamilton-Sidcot Arts Centre 2014

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

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