Let's evaporate the object
, 2015, China ink on paper, 32x24cm.
Ana Ruepp is interested in revealing the hidden and infinite interior of the self in her paintings, objects and drawings, as if it was set behind the surface. Understanding the work of art as a structured organism, filled with life and full of expression, Ruepp attempts to establish a direct relationship between her interior life and the meaning of the work (Life inside the self = Life inside art). She describes incarcerated spaces, which have protruding entrances/exits and are locked spaces seen from the outside but dark and empty inside. Establishing a parallel between the 'I' who tries to create something and cannot do it and the objects which although have connections with the outside are not accessible. The objects are variations of one another and developed continuously.
Ruepp, who lives and works in London, initially studied Architecture to MA level in her native Portugal before gaining a Post Graduate Diploma and MA Fine Art (Distinction) at Byam Shaw School of Art, London. As well as two solo shows at the National Centre of Culture in Lisbon, Ruepp has exhibited at The Zeitgeist Open; Candid Arts, London and Berlin; the Crypt Gallery, London and the National Society for Fine Art in Lisbon.