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Sterling Ruby & Raf Simons
 
The multitude of media and techniques used by Sterling Ruby (born 1972 in Bitburg, Germany, lives and works in Los Angeles) in his work—ranging from sculpture to collage, installation to painting, ceramics to video and printing—reflects the issues he tackles: the conflict between individual impulses and mechanisms of social control, the coercive function of architectonic space, art as the domain of irrationality, the sphere of dysfunctional behavior, Minimalism and Art Brut, Graffiti art, urban violence, desire, and pleasure.
His works combine memory of the past with attention to contemporary urban and popular phenomena. It is an art of expression and accumulation, of the overproduction of information and of the delirium of the senses, of neurosis and paranoia, and where the gigantism of the shapes and their proliferation appear like a corrupt manifestation of desire, consumption, anxiety, and the need for control that characterizes contemporary occidental culture.

Raf Simons (born 1968 in Neerpelt) is a Belgian fashion designer .

See also Sterling Ruby.
 

 
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
temporarily out of stock
An exchange between artist Sterling Ruby and fashion designer Raf Simons.