Ruth Peche

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Ruth is a multi-media artist born and based in Madrid. After working professionally in fashion, art direction and graphic design , she dedicated entirely to her artistic projects. Ruth is deeply concerned by the uneasy relationship between present-day society and the natural environment, sadly distressed by mismanagement and accumulation of plastic and other inorganic debris in the natural landscape. She works across different disciplines to create imaginary sceneries and generate interventions in natural landscapes.

Lately she has been using discarded plastic bags transforming them into sculpture art by laborious handmade crochetting and weaving, mutating the synthetic material into organic shapes. Her intention is to reconsider the value of thrown away materials of our consumption habits by turning them into objects of artistic value.

She has presented solo and collective exhibitions in Madrid, Paris, Oslo, Utrech Bilbao, and Valladolid. Ruth was an artist in residence at the Saga Residency program 2016 in Iceland. Her project PLASTIC MUTATIONS received the prize "Art, Woman and Nature"-2017 . Ruth Peche´s intervention is at permanent exhibition in ValdelArte, Art and Nature Centre. Sierra de Aracena , Huelva.

In recent years, Ruth has worked with various NGOs related to childhood, teaching workshops and working as a photographer to document their work.

Spanish. Based in Madrid, Spain.


Available Works

Aquarium 01, 2017
SCULPTURE

Artist: Ruth Peche
Sculpture Dimensions: 25.9" x 12.9" x 22"
Materials: Crocheted plastic bags, wire, sand, glass

About: Almost 100 plastic bags were gathered, classified, and cut out to make yarn to crochet the coral shapes for this installation of a "synthetic coral reef" confined in a water tank.

Proceeds: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to GreenPeace Spain

Price:  $7,000 USD
(Price does not include shipping, tariffs or import fees.)

Coral No. 1, 2017
SCULPTURE

Artist: Ruth Peche
Sculpture Dimensions: 10" x 9" x 9"
Materials: Reclaimed plastic bags

About: Plastic bags were gathered, classified, and cut out to make yarn to crochet the coral shapes for this installation of a "synthetic coral reef" confined in a water tank.

Proceeds: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to GreenPeace Spain

Price:  $2,000 USD
(Price does not include shipping, tariffs or import fees.)

Mutation No. 2, 2017
SCULPTURE

Artist: Ruth Peche
Sculpture Dimensions: 33.5" x 11" x 5"
Materials: Reclaimed plastic bags

About: More than 100 plastic bags were gathered, classified and cut to make yarn to crochet this mutant creature.

Proceeds: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to GreenPeace Spain

Price:  $5,000 USD
(Price does not include shipping, tariffs or import fees.)

Mutation No. 5, 2017
SCULPTURE

Artist: Ruth Peche
Sculpture Dimensions: 16" x 6"
Materials: Reclaimed plastic bags

About: Crocheted plastic bags transformed into mutant creature.

Proceeds: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to GreenPeace Spain

Price:  $3,500 USD
(Price does not include shipping, tariffs or import fees.)

 

For purchasing, high resolution images or other details, please contact ruthpeche@gmail.com
To learn more, please visit www.RuthPeche.com