Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an exclusive online exhibition of the recent “Map Series” works by British Artist Kim Rugg titled “Physical Graffiti” opening today and continuing through October 29th.
For this newest incarnation of her practice, Rugg has recently re-envisioned maps of countries, states, and cities around the world – all without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and the names of regions and the missing topographic features as reference points.
This special presentation of these amazing works can be previewed now at the following link:
In her “Maps”, Kim Rugg re-envisions the topography of various states, countries, continents, and even the world without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and regions as reference points. In her own sense of abstracted cartography, Rugg redistributes traditional map colors (or eliminates them entirely) in order to nullify the social preeminence given to constructed territories, and highlight the idea that our attention is manipulated to focus on the powerful few instead of the physical many.
Through this visual ruse in the “Maps” Series of works, Rugg critiques the media’s tendency to seduce its viewership through sensation and illusion rather than verisimilitude. A consistent theme throughout all of her work, patterns within the tactics of journalists, broadcasters, historians, and reporters alike are given clarity through Rugg’s purposeful distortion. At first glance, Rugg’s work appears disconnected from our regular lines of communication, but upon closer inspection, her visual subterfuge astutely mimics that of the everyday propagandist.
I have taken the liberty of placing all available works currently available by Kim Rugg for you the artist page of our ARTSY website for you to view there. To view this work, go to the following special link I have set up for you by clicking here.
Rugg received her MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). Her work can be seen in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art (D.C.) and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), and the Norton Museum (FL), among others. She has been included in exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Galerie Schmidt Maczollek (Cologne), and Nettie Horn Gallery (Manchester), 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).
To view all available works by Kim Rugg, a full biography, recent reviews, video interviews, press, and other materials, please visit his artist page on the Mark Moore Fine Art website.