Artist

Ruby Kean

Ruby Kean is a New York based artist, living and working between New York and London, her hometown. Working predominantly in 3D collage her 7 year career in Interior design has informed a style which encompasses space, depth and texture.

Ruby’s work is both charming and intriguing as she combines a vast array of elements and materials with a strong sense of design. Her framed collages are like miniature entryways into other worlds. The compositions behind the glass are intricate and delicate, they are there to be looked in at and explored. Much like a living space her collages combine thoughtful combinations that show intention and meaning with the strikingly decorative and ornamental.

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Ruby's Style

Ruby's latest collection, The Souvenir Collection, encapsulates the faded memories of a beloved holiday, the scraps and trinkets hoarded and preciously guarded to keep the memory alive of lazy days and inspiring magic moments. They are snapshots into the golden hour evoking the feeling as the sun dips low in the sky and the last golden embers trail away. They are that thrilling moment you discover a market gem or a special place you dare to believe is your own. These textural three dimensional pieces bring to life the charm and essence of a long hot summer and the talismans we create to preserve the memory.

 

Her previous collection ‘Alchemy and Mysticism’ explored the ancient practice of Alchemy. Colourful and textured miniature realms sit inside architectural structures that, in their crisp architectural precision, pay homage a practice that was once the pinnacle of advancement and discovery. Within these delicately constructed tributes to classical architecture, Ruby used ethereal imagery to explore the evolution of Alchemy. 

"I love the way collage is a process of bringing together an array of inspirations ideas and textures to create something entirely new. By stitching together a variety of materials, I can be detailed in the way I communicate a theme or idea and tell a layered an emotive story." - Ruby Kean

A Pocket Vacation: After the Siesta

"As we slip into the summer months I put together these little collage parcels as a homage to the summer holiday. I hope these parcels evoke fond memories of wonderful places once visited or even spark creativity around an entirely invented trip. Through collage and letter writing I wanted to connect us to the idea that stillness and staying at home can be just as inspiring and exciting as travelling. I have rummaged through my hoards of paper ephemera, collected wrappings samples and hand crafted papers to curate these little collage bundles for you to enjoy.

 Your parcel from the ‘After the Siesta collection’ contains treasures and materials evoking the spirit and vibrancy of Spain - containing enough bits and pieces to make and send 4 postcards and create a bespoke artwork of your own. I like to think of the postcards humorously ‘wishing you were here’ as we enter into a more still and local summer. Perhaps these postcards will be keepsakes of your own or something personal and home made will find its way to a friend or relative. 

All you should need to create these postcards and your artwork is a glue stick and a pair of scissors but feel free to add any other tools or pieces from your own creative collections to bring these pieces to life. 

We can't wait to see the creations you make Please tag @rubykean and @PartnershipEditions on instagram using the hashtag #partnershipcreations so we can see what you have been cooking! You can watch my video tutorial on Partnership Editions in which I will show you how to create three different styles of collage for inspiration - you can make a voluntary £10 donation for watching this video, all proceeds for this will be donated to The Trussell Trust. " - Ruby Kean

Drop 3 - High Summer 2020

Kean’s on-going collection "A Chance Meeting" encapsulates the memory of our most treasured experiences and moments before we entered this period of distance and isolation. Kean has created an additional six collage artworks in her continued ode to chance meetings with people and place that have been paused in the months that have past, and that we anticipate in days to come. Encapsulated through textured paper layering Kean’s collages provide a transportative quality that capture the beauty in memory of place and time.

Drop 2 - Spring / Summer 2020

Kean’s latest collection ‘A Chance Meeting' explores the separation from the places and people we love during isolation. It is an ode to absence felt but simultaneously connections built. When a stillness is imposed upon us and physical connection paused, a semblance between memory and hope emanates. 

 

This ongoing collection, launched with 6 collage works on paper is a study into the chance meetings we cherish, have lost and anticipate both ourselves and with others. Encapsulated through textured paper layering Kean’s collages provide a transportative quality that take us to the places within and without us.

A Pocket Vacation: A Greek Odyssey

"As we slip into the summer months I put together these little collage parcels as a homage to the summer holiday. I hope these parcels evoke fond memories of wonderful places once visited or even spark creativity around an entirely invented trip. Through collage and letter writing I wanted to connect us to the idea that stillness and staying at home can be just as inspiring and exciting as travelling. I have rummaged through my hoards of paper ephemera, collected wrappings samples and hand crafted papers to curate these little collage bundles for you to enjoy. 

Your parcel from the ‘A Greek Odyssey’ contains treasures and materials evoking the spirit of old world Greece - containing enough bits and pieces to make and send 4 postcards and create a bespoke artwork of your own. I like to think of the postcards humorously ‘wishing you were here’ as we enter into a more still and local summer. Perhaps these postcards will be keepsakes of your own or something personal and home made will find its way to a friend or relative. 

All you should need to create these postcards and your artwork is a glue stick and a pair of scissors but feel free to add any other tools or pieces from your own creative collections to bring these pieces to life.

 We can't wait to see the creations you make Please tag @rubykean and @PartnershipEditions on instagram using the hashtag #partnershipcreations so we can see what you have been cooking! You can watch my video tutorial on Partnership Editions in which I will show you how to create three different styles of collage for inspiration - you can make a voluntary £10 donation for watching this video, all proceeds for this will be donated to The Trussell Trust. - Ruby Kean

Collage parcels

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    Spirit II
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    Fire
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    Earth i
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    Aether
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