Known for his red stalagmite-like structures, Ruby's practice is foremost an exploration of material possibility. The analogy his forms draw with landscapes and the romantic tradition of painting is also offered by the artist. Working across sculpture, video, installation, ceramics and painting, Ruby seeks to augment that ideology by offering a reversal of its premises. The sublime imagery of Friedrich and Turner is supplemented with a schizophrenic vision of American iconography and biomorphic forms. His references to Dadaist principles and Minimalist serials are disrupted by an iconoclastic tendency. Ruby's works do not simply defy art history, they seek to offend it.Read More
Based in LA, Ruby was early on involved with the punk movement. He has collaborated with the fashion designer Raf Simons and has exhibited prominently throughout the States and abroad. His work often tends towards abject ideas of being and materiality.
Text courtesy Sprüth Magers.
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