Robbert Ruigrok

Dutch-Italian Robbert Ruigrok (b.Brussels, 1960) paints, draws and sculpts since childhood. His work is an emanation of his seeking for 'sense' in human consciousness, language and art - in other words, his handling of art materials is a form of playing, in order to be able to handle the mystery of life. Awareness (consisting of e.g. emotions, desires, memory, conditioning, objective observation, intellectual thinking, questioning, calculating, humour, enjoyment and meditation) is, for Ruigrok, expressed through both language (words) and physical movement or 'work', resulting in the creation of objects, imagery, poetry, texts, sounds. The reaching of a delightful flow of creativity, whereby one finished work leads to the start of another, is the way Ruigrok tries to communicate with his environment and the public, be it present, future or imaginary. A great source of inspiration is, for him, 'the unknown', the blank space of thoughtlessness that can be achieved/experienced in meditation. In that state, aspirations that live between 'the unconscious' and 'the conscious' find expression in suddenly occurring imaginary forms and 'ideas', which the artist tries to capture on paper, canvas and 'sculpting' materials. How these fleeting forms meet with actually observed, natural forms, or imagined concepts, is the subject of his work. This work takes place between his mind, eye, body, hands and paper, canvas, clay, wood and surroundings. The artwork can thus be considered as a metaphor of how the artist tries to give his life and experiences a meaning - moving between three dimensions: the unknown, the imagination and the known.

'My Childhood's Favourite Colours & Vertical White Tube'

'My Childhood's Favourite Colours & Vertical White Tube'

'My Favourite Childhood Colours & Horizontal White Tube'.

'My Favourite Childhood Colours & Horizontal White Tube'.

'Hand; Back from Shopping1'

'Hand; Back from Shopping1'

'Three White Poles & Funnel'

'Three White Poles & Funnel'

'Vertical White Tube'

'Vertical White Tube'

Venue

9 Connaught Road, W13 0TF

Exhibiting times

Friday 6th Sept — 4pm to 8pm
Saturday 7th Sept — 11am to 6pm
Sunday 8th Sept — 11am to 6pm
Friday 13th Sept — 4pm to 8pm
Saturday 14th Sept — 11am to 6pm
Sunday 15th Sept — 11am to 6pm

Wheelchair accessible: Limited