Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Work from his oeuvre.
For a little extra context see here.
“The work is not original. I mean it is original in the sense that it is mine, and I made it, but I didn’t make the pieces of which it is constructed, those are all found. For me the process of exploring and discovering the material I want to work with is the real art. I then synthesize these found or preexisting elements into fresh arrangements or compositions. Sometimes things just fit together and they make sense, perhaps not in any practical way but in a symbolic or poetic way. I am big fan of achieving more with less, by performing very minimal gestures. Often times the content I am working with is already so ripe or loaded with meaning that it only need be altered or manipulated slightly. I like playing with the power of context.” – Mike Ruiz