Ruth Selig

Ruth Selig

After practicing architecture for many years, I returned to university to study Fine Art
at the London Metropolitan University. I graduated with a First-Class Honours
degree, receiving the prize for Best Printmaking Practice.
My technical background and interests in architecture & modernism influence my
printmaking. I experiment with different media, mixing up, layering and constructing
abstract images – uniting choice and chance. More recently I have combined
printmaking with my life drawing – still striving for that edge of complexity, ambiguity,
abstraction and apparent depth.
The scale of my work has gone from the tiny: miniature wood engravings barely
bigger than an inch – to the absurdly large: huge pieces of floor lino, etched with
caustic soda and printed with a metal garden roller in place of a press. These were
printed on delicate rolls of Japanese Hosho paper, intentionally using this
incongruous material.
My range of printing techniques include my lockdown project. During this time, when
there was no access to a printing press, I documented the mundanity of daily life in a
series of over 100 blue cyanotype prints, all developed using the abundance of sun
that we had during that time.
I produced a series of photolithographic prints based on the Hornsey Town Hall in
Crouch End, which were selected for the V&A Museum “Inspired By” Exhibition,
celebrating and showcasing new works inspired by their collections. These prints
reference the collection of William Morris and his involvement with architecture and
craft, whilst emphasising and drawing attention to the Town Hall’s own beautiful
details. They were also exhibited in the Town Hall.

Also at Holy Innocents, 134 Tottenham Lane, N8 7EL

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