Gina Ruggeri on Changing her Painting Language
Kevin Van Gorp
Gina Ruggeri places her trompe l’oeil paintings of logs, stones, plumes of smoke, and caverns in gallery walls, as a form of architectural intervention. She thinks of her painting practice as a hybrid descendant of fresco painting, stage design, and minimalist sculpture, as she says, “existing in an overlap between real and imagine worlds.” These imaginary landscape fragments surround the viewer entirely, activating the space. Upon closer inspection, the images reveal intricate marks and abstract gestures, challenging the illusionary space of the image while simultaneously creating depth and relief.
American , b. 1970, based in Brooklyn, New York