Ruby presents captivating work at the nexus of contemporary visual culture and art that is connected by the underlying theme of otherworldliness. Whether in the form of fantastically realistic photography, alluring illustration and painting, impossible spaces, or bizarre sculpture, the 65 featured artists explore the direction of visual expression for the time to come.
There is a continual exchange between the fields of visual culture and art. Techniques, concepts, and motifs inspire each other, and the fields where they intersect are in constant flux. In the tradition of Salvador Dalí, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, today’s young artists are just as influenced by the old masters as they are by popular culture. They are inquisitively exploring and expanding the possibilities for visual forms of expression.
Ruby collects current work by 65 talented young artists with one thing in common: whether working in fantastical illustration, hyper-real photography, or figurative painting or sculpture, these artists all depict or conjure up surreal otherworldliness. The examples in this book document current trends at the place where art meets contemporary visual culture.
Ruby is a project by Buenos Aires-based curator, editor, and artist Irana Douer. The book presents artists, illustrators, photographers, and designers from around the world with whom she has worked over the last five years.
Ruby Mag is an online art magazine based in buenos aires, argentina, created with the purpose of putting together different artists in a monthly mag in order to promote their work and share them with the rest of the world.