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Rosa Ruey
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens



ARTIST STATEMENT: For my work I’ve created a concept called Fantastic Functionalism. It is where the organic meets the industrial and nature meets science fiction. It involves creating objects, landscapes and environments built on idealism and hope. For example in a drawing titled “Where the Wilderness Evolves,” flying bus stops rush to meet the passengers, walking boats stride across the landscape and a mothership floats above it all.

I look at everyday problems on emotional, physical and social levels and imagine new solutions. I express these possibilities in my drawings. The drawings are sculptural in nature. They are built up from combined shapes of objects such as the curve of a faucet, the back of a chair or a knob on an industrial vacuum cleaner. By combining these aesthetic and functional details I create new objects and systems that I then build up to create imaginary landscapes or alternative universes. These fantastic environments involve the potential for movement, new structures and playful relationships.

I think of my work as the sketches or plans of a mad and naïve inventor. I create organic machinery, viral landscapes, mutated transportation devices and cyclical systems from a playground of transformed shapes and bright colors. An example of this is a piece titled “Alchemic Transmogrifier for Distressed Emotions,” in which the fictitious machine takes such emotions as heartache and anger and turns them into bricks for building your next home. Like a mad inventor I never cease to experiment with new materials to put through machines.

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  • Chrono-Particle Processor
    2009
    Relief rolled monoprint collage with ink drawings

  • Charging Magnetic Growths; Circumventing Delays
    2009
    Relief rolled monoprint collage with ink and acrylic drawings

  • Biological Mechanics of Confusion Deletion
    2009
    Relief rolled monoprint collage with ink and acrylic drawings

  • Temporal Compression Advancement Utility
    2009
    Relief Rolled Monoprint Collage with Ink Drawings

  • Flashing Foresight; Plotting Subsystem
    2010
    Relief rolled monoprint collage with ink and acrylic drawings

  • Observation Device; Shifting Milliseconds
    2010
    Relief rolled monoprint collage with ink and acrylic drawings

  • Metaeruptmorphosissquander
    2010
    Relief rolled monoprint collage with ink and acrylic drawings

  • Module Assembly Factory
    2008
    Ink, acrylic on paper

  • Alchemic Transmogrifier for Distressed Emotions
    2007
    Ink, acrylic on wood panel

  • Untitled (Aerial View)
    2007
    Ink, acrylic on wood panel

  • Where the Wilderness Evolves
    2007
    Ink, acrylic on wood panel

  • Doubt Interrupted by Pumps and Propellers
    2009
    Ink, acrylic on wood panel

  • Ways of Water
    2007
    Ink, acrylic on paper

  • Stadium Seating
    2006
    Ink, acrylic on paper

  • City, State, Zip
    2006
    Ink, acrylic on paper

  • Untitled (Boats)
    2006
    Ink, acrylic on paper

  • Up the Hill and Peripheral Snow
    2007
    Ink, acrylic on paper

  • Swinging
    2004
    Ink, acrylic, colored pencil on paper

  • Bouncing
    2004
    Ink, acrylic, colored pencil on paper

  • Flying
    2004
    Ink, acrylic, colored pencil on paper
 








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