My current work involves drawing and printmaking as a way to create fantastic structures and spaces. This work is made up of drawn and printed elements that are collaged to build up whimsical machine-like structures. The elements, which are abstracted industrial and domestic forms, are meant to unravel our associations with the objects in our environment.
This series of works was inspired by my interest in humanity’s desire to control the uncontrollable coupled with the implications of large machines seeking physical truth such as the Large Hadron Collider. Fear, doubt, anxiety are just some of the emotions that we collectively experience in navigating hierarchical systems. This work proposes transforming that overwhelming energy into hopeful and playful systems while capturing the sublime magic that surrounds imagination.
Rosa Ruey is a Chinese-American artist based in New York.
She received her M.A. in Fine Art Sculpture from Slade School of Fine Art, London (UK) in 2005 and double B.A. with High Honors in Chinese and Communications from University of Santa Barbara, California in 1998.
Her work is in private collections as well as two public collections, Ernst & Young and The Wonderful Fund. Her work has been in group and solo exhibitions in New York, England, Morocco, Greece, Italy, Ireland and Taiwan. This past year she has participated in The Bronx Museum’s AIM program and received a fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
**More information on her practice: www.rosaruey.com