Ruth Campau - Solo Show 17 November 2016 - 7 January 2017
Various materials and fabrics are often presented on top of or next to each other and arranged as collages and installations in Ruth Campau's work. Her fascination with materials with a special effect is evident. Ruth Campau tries to combine contrasts in her work. Soft matters are combined with hard ones and transparent ones with solids. Sometimes her installations may even trick you, for instance when she uses the material Myla,r which appears to flow softly but with her processing looks hard like metal. She applies her special attention to surfaces. Surfaces that appear shiny like a mirror or transparent alternate in her work. The artist is inspired by transparency, particularly when light is projected onto colours from behind - like a transparent canvas.