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 Venue 21, Holy Innocents, 134 Tottenham Lane, N8 7EL

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