Ruth Campau – Polarity (pink, silver), 2016 – Hand cut and hand coloured chine-collé with embossing – Somerset 300 g. – 35 x 84 cm – Edition of 16
Printed & published by Printer’s Proof
Price per piece € 400 incl. Danish VAT
In her artistic practice, Ruth Campau goes beyond the boundaries of traditional painting. She takes distance from the two-dimensional format of the canvas toward more spatial, installational formats, experimenting with a whole range of materials.
Campau refers to her work surface as potentially infinite while she endlessly repeats the same brush stroke with the objective of documenting her presence. Her every move is a trial of the body’s movement and it’s imperfection.
Taking on experimental attitude with her first graphic project Polarity (pink, silver) Campau chose a single dry acrylic knob as her matrix that was then run through the press together with a piece of hand cut and hand coloured chine-collé paper. The outcome of the experiment – the final print – is a fine example of the core traits of Campau’s work. On the one hand, we see the rigours linearity of the artist’s signature brush stroke while on the other we are surprised by the work’s tactile presence.
Ruth Campau (b. 1955) is represented by Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark; FeldbuschWiesner Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Hartwich, Sellin auf Rügen, Germany, Petra Gut Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland and Galerie Kernel, Cáceres, Spain.