ruby onyinyechi amanze

water and air [shelby], 2015

Ink, Collage, Photo Transfer, Graphite, Resin

30 x 44 in 

 

Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze
carrying a cloud is easy, if you know how, 2015
Photo transfer, metallic pigment, ink, graphite
30 x 20 in
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze
audre's sweetest dreams, 2015
Ink, photo transfer, resin, fluorescent acrylic, glitter, graphite
38 x 38 in
 
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze
the alien who stole the sun, 2015
Photo transfer, glitter, fluorescent acrylic, ink, graphite
30 x 20 in
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze
in your arms, 2015
Ink, graphite, photo transfer, enamel
20 x 30 in

ruby onyinyechi amanze

astroturf-rooftop-picnics

June 18 - August 14, 2015

In a once conflicted space of neither here nor there, ada the Alien and her cohort of kindred creatures [including audre the Leopard, Pidgin, Twin, Oyibo the Merman, ofunne & the Ghosts…] now flourish in their self constructed, chimeric universe. The drawings are part of an ongoing, non-linear narrative called aliens, hybrids and ghosts. Existing somewhere between constructed reality, fantasy, memory and imagination, these creatures and their adventures reflect the layered experiences of a growing population of “in-betweeners” and global citizens, whose fluid identity is not grounded in a singular geography or permanence-based, notion of home. In this world, creatures find authenticity, wholeness and freedom in their ability to simultaneously belong nowhere and everywhere. In this world, they play. 

 

"It's as much about beauty and make-believe, as it is a commentary on cultural hybridity. This isn't social science, it's magic-realism and the power of drawing to invent worlds for ourselves.  I'm a story-teller, not an advocate."

 

ruby onyinyechi amanze