The sculpture of Esther Ruiz has an other-worldly feel, yet also a vibe that can’t help but evoke a sense of ’80s style. Think New Memphis meets Neon Noir, with a unique twist! Combining materials such as hydraulic cement, Plexiglas, neon and minerals, Ruiz creates compositions that are both clean-lined and chunky. Bold colors come to life on their cement platforms, and unexpected pairings of reflective surfaces and interesting forms are truly captivating. Here are a few of our favorites…
At the top of the post, Plexiglas reigns in Double Shape Setting (left) and Lithscape (right). Note Lithscape‘s fluorite point, offset by a bright yellow Plexiglas rectangle. Below we see Blue Sun (left) and Double Occupancy (right), which showcase neon in shades of blue:
Paint adds an alluring dose of color in Golden Reality (left) and Rupee (right), shown below:
Agate and geode samples in raspberry tones create alien-looking landscapes in Double Shadow (left) and Forgetting Tomorrow (right):
Learn more about the work of Esther Ruiz here, and check out this Design Milk interview for some amazing insight into what inspires this Brooklyn-based artist!
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