Glasgow Painting & Printmaking School of Fine Art

Ruby Lord (she/ her)

Winner

Widening Participation Award for Fine Art

Working across a range of media, my practice is built around making the everyday world around us appear strange. By combining dystopian and utopian qualities in challenging ways, I reveal unsettlement lurking within deceivingly normal settings.

The peculiar uncertainty of what one is viewing is enhanced by how I merge digital printed media with oil paint, producing scenarios that are part reality and part painterly. There is a sense of violence in the process of my work which underpins its playscape setting. My methods involve tearing apart and reattaching physical dissections of the canvas, defacing printed imagery using paint and segmenting the picture plane with an electric horizon line. I work predominantly on a large scale, confronting the viewer and giving them the chance to be immersed in the painted environment before them.

By focusing attention onto the often overlooked, I reveal the oddity of our surroundings and how we live in them, sometimes simply exhibiting the weirdness that already exists around us. My work aims to offer launch points toward new and interesting thoughts about the spaces which we inhabit, and our impact on the planet.

Contact
rubylord@icloud.com
r.lord1@student.gsa.ac.uk
Website
Instagram
Works
Playpark series

Playpark series

To enquire about purchasing works please contact rubylord@icloud.com

The Floor is Lava

2021, Oil and print on canvas, 180 x 124cm
For Sale: Price on Request

Bisected Turf

2021, Oil and print on canvas, 130 x 96cm
For Sale: Price on Request

Dare you to go over the edge

2021, Oil and print on canvas, 95 x 115cm
For Sale: Price on Request

Orange Tread

2021, Oil and print on canvas, 101 x 76cm
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Red Ripples

Oil, print and spray paint on canvas, 75 x 55cm
For Sale: Price on Request

The Watcher

2021, Oil and print on canvas, 180 x 130cm
For Sale: Price on Request

The Swing

2021, Steel, latex and plastic tubing, 200 x 116 x 64cm

Dare you to go over the edge detail

Orange Tread detail

Orange Tread detail

The Watcher detail

The Watcher detail

Dare you to go over the edge detail