Having graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in 2015, Ruby Swinney (b. 1992) has since had three solo exhibitions: Hold Still at WHATIFTHEWORLD IN 2019, Human Nature at Zeitz MOCAA in 2018 and Ignis Fatuus at WHATIFTHEWORLD in 2017. Her Next Solo Exhibition will be held with Akinci Gallery in Amsterdam in 2021
Working primarily with oil on tracing paper, and oil on silk, her work seems to step into a parallel world, where strange figures inhabit timeless landscapes. Her paintings evoke our present uncertainties, and our yearning for a vanishing natural world that is growing darker and unfamiliar.
Ruby Swinney’s work forms part of various local private and public collections. She currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.