Ru combines this rigorous formal structure with his own original ideas, displaying his unique and personal style. His work has developed from pure traditional representation to a more contemporary approach, but retains references to his training.
Ru is currently exhibiting in London galleries having last year achieved an MA in Fine Art at City and Guilds. His work is now about his responses to the mood and atmosphere generated by life’s constant state of flux, which can be perceived by a thousand angles at once from different spaces in time; thereby warping or fragmenting reality. He has a rare and potent emotional expression which has culminated from years of imaginative experimentation with various techniques and textures, but his legacy observational precision and handling still capture the psychology and immortalise the souls of his portraits – with which Ru is fascinated.
Ru’s raw imagery (by using methods of layering, burning, scraping and splattering) renders a deeply sculptural yet intangible quality especially when his work is viewed in ‘real-life’. These processes achieve both a synergy and a tension between fine intricate draughtsmanship and sheer abstraction, which forms a dynamic and lifting conversation between creator and spectator, arousing a new wealth of emotions.