Look Out Ruth Butler
Working mainly in paint, Ruth uses systems of layering and juxtaposition to explore the surface she is working on. Strict geometric forms are layered over more gestural paint marks and delicate freely drawn lines below flat blocks of colour, creating a sense of movement and depth. Not wanting things to feel centred or complete, shapes intrude from the edge of her picture planes or pass across them. She plays with shapes and pattern found in both natural and man made forms, interested in the interaction between chance and control and our emotive response to colour.