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Ruth Richmond

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Degree: MA Drawing
University: UAL Wimbledon
Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement

‘Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.’ Le Corbusier.

My artworks are fragments of traces suspended in space and memory. Stimulated by the emotion and experiences of the materials, the paper and my memory of feelings whilst being active, particularly whilst I am walking in the countryside. Walking changes volumes of air in space which is constantly reforming as I, the subject, move through it altering the perspective and meaning of my activity. Whilst drawing I am seeking the moments of FLOW (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi B. 1934) and re capturing the essence of this as experienced whilst carefree and moving through the space outdoors. This space alludes as much to the time between experiencing the subconscious spiritual moment when walking and the engagement between me and the materials. The marks I make are suspended between the memory and the touch of material on paper, the marks representing this are a combination of lines that achieve the space, and move it, changing its structure and composition. I push the drawing materials around the paper’s surface and use this ‘negative’ space I achieve to work in conjunction with the marks. I am the conduit through which the ideas form and these become marks on paper, visible to others. The thoughts and ideas evolving with the help of the materials. The drawing animates the viewer’s emotions, a communication from the artist to the viewer. Without marks there is no shape to the space and without space there is nowhere for the marks to take shape, it is a symbiotic relationship. In my subconscious ideas and memories float around between the space of thoughts. Drawing allows me to order these thoughts and have a means of communicating them to someone else. END

Group Exhibitions

2019, Open Selection, The Minories, Colchester
2019, Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail, Waveney Valley, Beccles, Norfolk
2019, Out of the Wood, Bleddfa Art Centre, Wales
2019, Snapshot, No Format Gallery, London
2019, Cabinet Collections, Espacio gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Rd, E2 7DG
2019, Hollow Chambers Project, The Crypt gallery, Euston Rd, London
2018, SFSA Open, No Format Gallery, Deptford, London
2018, Seven Artists in Sevenoaks, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent
2018, Dissecting the Archive, UAL Wimbledon Gallery, Wimbledon, London
2018, Black Barn, Black Barn, Iken, Suffolk
2018, Landscapes, Brick Lane Gallery, Brick Lane, London
2018, Colorida Choice, Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2018, Signature Art Prize, Somerset House. Shortlisted
2018, SFSA Painting Open, Curators Choice
2018, Ipswich Art Club Selective

Original works:

Circles within Circles #8

By Ruth Richmond

£350

Circles within Circles #10

By Ruth Richmond

£350

Rock Flow 1

By Ruth Richmond

£350

Cell Rhythm 1

By Ruth Richmond

£275

Cell Rhythms 2

By Ruth Richmond

£275

In Momentum #2

By Ruth Richmond

£500

Sunrise over El Pilar

By Ruth Richmond

£450

The Geneii of the stream #2

By Ruth Richmond

£450

Amoeba CS33

By Ruth Richmond

£275

All in Order

By Ruth Richmond

£450

Landemeer Winter Canoe

By Ruth Richmond

£500

Momentum in 8 Rectangles

By Ruth Richmond

£850

Sold Artworks:

Sidescape

By Ruth Richmond

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Forest Floor ABI

By Ruth Richmond

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Yellow Sun ABI

By Ruth Richmond

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Calm Dignity

By Ruth Richmond

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Resistance

By Ruth Richmond

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Sixth Sense

By Ruth Richmond

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All in Order #1

By Ruth Richmond

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