Masquerade

'Masquerade' by Paul Ruiz @ Lindberg Contemporary Art

The exhibition Masquerade explores a continued fascination with mapping the observed and imagined human figure.

Art Exhibition previously on in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 29 November 2008 to Wednesday 24 December 2008
Launch Saturday 29 November 2008, Opening Saturday 29th November 5 til 8 pm

Endagered Species IV image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 11 November 2008.
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The exhibition Masquerade explores a continued fascination with mapping the observed and imagined human figure. In these paintings Ruiz employs the human subject as a metaphor for creative inquiry where the figure is formed through experimentation, process and chance. What begins with drawing is often re-conceived directly on the canvas as Ruiz builds or effaces the image with rags, hands and palette knife. Observation, memory and imagination also play a key role in his studio process. For Ruiz, human presence is consequently revealed, suggested or masked by this very physical and material ritual of painting over time.
A practice which at excavates and masks the human subject is central to Ruiz’ approach to painting in a digital era. These woks explore a distinct sense of loss and retrieval, of intimacy and distance at time when virtual technologies are redefining our experience and perceptions of each. They are works that affirm material and human presence, and reflect on our very human capacity for disclosure and mystery in a kind of cultured form of make-believe. A Masquerade.

Location

Lindberg Contemporary Art
48 Cambridge Street Collingwood 3066
Open Tues til Friday 11 til 530pm
Sat & Sun 12 til 5pm