MAstars 2008: Louise Fago-Ruskin, MA Fine Art
Louise Fago-Ruskin, The Catchers, 2008, C-Type print, 102cm x 76cm. Credit: Louise Fago-Ruskin
Katayoun Pasban Dowlatshahi selects Louise Fago-Ruskin from the University of Brighton for MAstars
It is a measure of success that in a technological age, in which the over proliferation of the photographic image assaults our senses day in and day out, that a series of images can cease the visual noise and force one to contemplate and question that which has been presented. Louise Fago-Ruskin is one such artist and her photographs are stark musings presented as a series of 'confessional' images. You are not presented with intimate identities but culturally imposed ones, conveyed through her subjects. These are carefully constructed images. The artist employs visual metaphors to allude to personal histories and social conformities and control. These are visually ambiguous images but beautifully crafted and simply presented for what they are.
Selected by Katayoun Pasban Dowlatshahi
Published December, 2008