Ruth Keitz

My mixed media paintings / collages reflect my interest in the physicality of objects, their “thingness:” textures, shapes, colors. Regardless of the series, message, or symbolism, my work includes a variety of traditional media and found objects. In the tradition of Picasso’s collages and Duchamp’s found objects, the stuff of my art is likely to be ropa usada or other man-made discards or the discards of nature.

Other art history also influences my art: Renaissance linear perspective and the Renaissance concept of the picture plane as a window to the world with its perceived depth and space; and Baroque compositions that spill towards us from the picture plane.

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