Overview

Rejecting notions of visual coherence, Ruby Dickson seeks to parallel the discord of everyday life in each new painting she makes.

Ruby Dickson is a painter raised in Yorkshire who lives and works in London. Rejecting notions of visual coherence, Ruby seeks to parallel the discord of everyday life in each new painting she makes. In doing so, she draws upon a wide array of influences, ranging from postmodern literature to personal insecurity, in addition references from her education in Art History. Her paintings have nothing to do with identity.

 

Guns, mugs, dentures – objects often laden with meaning are built anew, once more made susceptible to the unpredictable influences of everyday life. Frustrated by the regular recourse to thoughtless irony pervasive in the art world, Dickson's characters and objects are presented sincerely; social commentary proves difficult as the pictured objects populate the artist's own world.

Works
  • Ruby Dickson, A NICE PLATE OF BEEF CARPACCIO, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    A NICE PLATE OF BEEF CARPACCIO, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 26 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, A PAINTER'S TABLE, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    A PAINTER'S TABLE, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    174 x 86 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, ATTENDING MY OWN SHOW, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    ATTENDING MY OWN SHOW, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    170 x 200 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, BY WHAT MEANS REDMOND BARRY ACQUIRED THE STYLE AND TITLE OF BARRY LYNDON, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    BY WHAT MEANS REDMOND BARRY ACQUIRED THE STYLE AND TITLE OF BARRY LYNDON, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    150 x 75 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, ENTREPENEURIAL COJONES, 2020
  • Ruby Dickson, HAL'S TOOTHACHE, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    HAL'S TOOTHACHE, 2020
    Oil and spray and canvas
    120 x 100 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, I AM SENT BACK TO THE SOIL TO SEEK SOME OBLIGATION, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    I AM SENT BACK TO THE SOIL TO SEEK SOME OBLIGATION, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    120 x 100 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, SEEING'S BELIEVING BUT FEELING'S PROBABLY BEST!, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    SEEING'S BELIEVING BUT FEELING'S PROBABLY BEST!, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    150 x 175 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, SELF-PORTRAIT AS NARCISSUS, 2020
  • Ruby Dickson, SELF-PORTRAIT IN HELL (AFTER MUNCH), 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    SELF-PORTRAIT IN HELL (AFTER MUNCH), 2020
    Oil on canvas
    28 x 36 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, SNAKE, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    SNAKE, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    26 x 20 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, THE QUEEN IS DEAD, 2020
    Ruby Dickson
    THE QUEEN IS DEAD, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, THE SURRENDER, 2019
    Ruby Dickson
    THE SURRENDER, 2019
    Oil on died cotton
    20.6 x 25 cm
  • Ruby Dickson, UNTITLED HORSE, 2019
    Ruby Dickson
    UNTITLED HORSE, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    175 x 190 cm
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