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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 drawings 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

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

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

Original works:

Red Landscape

By Ruth Richmond

£150

Circling the Square

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Sixth Sense

By Ruth Richmond

£150

Rock Flow 1

By Ruth Richmond

£350

Cell Rhythm 1

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Cell Rhythms 2

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Flow Landscape 1

By Ruth Richmond

£200

Saving Fate

By Ruth Richmond

£150

Red Cloud

By Ruth Richmond

£200

Amoeba CS33

By Ruth Richmond

£200

Sidescape

By Ruth Richmond

£500

Skating

By Ruth Richmond

£200

Landemeer Winter Canoe

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Duddo Stones

By Ruth Richmond

£200

Sold Artworks:

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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