Four Artworks by Kim Rugg

1 May 2012

With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg dissects and reassembles newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. The front page of the LA Times, for example, becomes neatly alphabetized jargon, debunking the illusion of its producers’ authority as much as the message itself. Through her re-appropriation of medium and meaning, she effectively highlights the innately slanted nature of the distribution of information as well as its messengers. Rugg has also created hand-drawn works alongside wallpaper installations, both of which toy with authenticity and falsehood through subtle trompe l’oeil.

Four artworks by Kim Rugg
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Kim Rugg

About Kim Rugg

Rugg received her MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). Her work can be seen in the National Gallery of Art (D.C.) and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), among others. She has had solo exhibitions in London, New York and Los Angeles, and was the recipient of the Thames and Hudson Prize from the Royal College of Art Society in 2004. She lives and works in London (UK).


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