The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, April 22, 2018


Exhibition of new spray paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby opens at Gagosian Hong Kong
Sterling Ruby, SP288, 2014. Spray paint on synthetic canvas, 243.8 x 213.4 x 5.1 cm. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy Sterling Ruby Studio and Gagosian Gallery.


HONG KONG.- Gagosian Hong Kong is pleased to present “VIVIDS,” an exhibition of new spray paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby. This is Ruby’s first exhibition with the gallery.

Ruby engages a wide range of aesthetic strategies and mediums—glossy and color-saturated poured-polyurethane sculptures, drawings, collages, richly glazed ceramics, graffiti-inspired spray paintings, and video—maintaining a constant tension within a multitude of elements. His work engages with issues related to the violence and pressures within society, autobiography, and art history. Throughout he vacillates between fluid and static, minimalist and expressionist, pristine and dirty. Of the diverse forms that constitute his oeuvre the paintings are the most formally abstract. Ruby has long been influenced by the sociological implications of urban demarcation, vandalism, and the power struggles of gang graffiti. In his paintings, acts of defacement are transformed into a painterly sublime.

VIVIDS is a new suite of spray paintings in a vibrant, fluorescent pink palette. The resulting electric color fields are Ruby's ruminations on the shifting, multi-hued Los Angeles skies that he encounters en route to his studio. He engages the horizon as his subject using an approximate and speedy medium befitting the gritty urban context, fixing sprays into multiple dimensions alla prima, without pausing for touch-ups or to catch drips. Undelineated forms merge with hazy backgrounds and atmospheric magenta layers, producing meditations of uncontained voltage on an ever-shifting horizon line, which asserts its radiant presence beyond the physical picture plane.

Sterling Ruby was born on an American air force base in Bitburg, Germany in 1972, and lives and works in Los Angeles. Public collections include Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Tate Modern, London. Solo exhibitions include “CHRON,” The Drawing Center, New York (2008); “SUPERMAX 2008,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2008); “Grid Ripper,” Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy (2008-09); “SOFT WORK,” Centre D’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2012, traveled to FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; and Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome); “CHRON II,” Fondazione MEMMO, Rome (2013, traveled to Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany); “Droppa Blocka,” Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Ghent, Belgium (2013); and “Sterling Ruby,” Baltimore Museum of Art (2014). Ruby’s work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Ruby will be featured in “The Los Angeles Project” at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014); “Taipei Biennial 2014” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2014); and “Gwangju Biennale 2014: Burning Down the House,” Gwangju (2014).

I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. On these drives I often witness extremely vivid and colorful sunrises and sunsets, yielding horizon lines that transform the urban sprawl into a meditative celestial plane. —Sterling Ruby





Today's News

September 14, 2014

Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

Isa Genzken retrospective brings together 40 years of Genzken's inventive work

Mammoth new work by Monika Sosnowska on view at Hauser & Wirth New York

Exhibition of new spray paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby opens at Gagosian Hong Kong

Crystal Bridges Museum unveils 'State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now'

Prune Nourry's army of Terracotta Daughters on view at the China Institute in New York

Exhibition of paintings from collections of the Pellizzi family opens at Mana Contemporary

Lagonda achieves world auction record price of £1.6 million at Bonhams Goodwood Revival

David Kordansky Gallery opens new gallery space with exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson

Tate appoints Alex J. Taylor as Terra Foundation Research Fellow in American Art

New York State Museum in Albany opens World Trade Center 'Family Room' exhibition

Elizabeth Dee opens a two-sided exhibition in three acts by Philippe Decrauzat

Today's tastemakers share picks from Sotheby's September 2014 Contemporary Art Sale

Smithsonian receives diamond donation from Rio Tinto

Yale Institute of Sacred Music transforms campus into a work of art with video installation

Exhibition at Kunsthal Rotterdam features a hundred miniature museum rooms

Four up-and-coming designers take over a gallery at the Design Museum

Detroit City: A multiyear new initiative highlights Detroit artists in a global context

Group exhibition of recent paintings from five contemporary artists opens at Edward Thorp Gallery

A Possible Forest: Exhibition of photographs by Tim Hailand opens at Maloney Fine Art

9/11 Memorial & Museum gives seedlings from the 9/11 Memorial's "Survivor Tree" to three communities

Arctic medal from Franklin's expedition at Christie's South Kensington in October

The National Trust is looking for a new property to open in London - yours!

Sarah Sudhoff's recent series Supply and Demand on view at French & Michigan Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- John Surtees' one-owner 1957 BMW 507 to be offered for the first time at Bonhams Festival of Speed sale

2.- Antiques looted in Libya by IS sold in Spain, two experts arrested

3.- The world's oldest bridge to be preserved by the British Museum's Iraq Scheme

4.- Exquisite jewels dazzle in historic Cartier exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia

5.- Now showing in US cinemas: "Hitler VS Picasso and The Others" directed by Claudio Poli

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art returns stolen idols to Nepal

7.- Glasgow starts a year of celebration as Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition opens

8.- Very rare Qing Dynasty bowl sells for $30.4 million

9.- Gardner Museum publishes "Stolen" book about 13 works in 1990 theft

10.- Royal Ontario Museum announces appointment of Curator, Islamic Art & Culture



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful