RUTH CAMPAU goes beyond the boundaries of traditional painting in her artistic practice. 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.
THE ELEGANCE OF A GESTURE
With a steady hand, Ruth Campau communicates the seductive qualities of the materials she is using. Her gesture can be compared to that of a gymnast for its elegance and ease. However, a look behind the scenes would reveal Sisyphean labour. Campau’s every move is a trial of the body’s movement and it’s imperfection. The physical effort is put into making meters long panels that are then cut and formed into a composition of geometrical or colourful patterns by the artist.
Text in Danish by Louise Steiwer
This Moment for You, 2022
A series of 22 monoprints (unique works)
Signed by the artist
Printed & published by Printer’s Proof