Hanna Ruminski Description
Hanna Runminski,M.F.A., OSA
Hanna Ruminski was born in Poland and since 1981 has resided in Canada. Ruminski holds a Master's degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1975-1980). Along with being a participant in many exhibitions,her artwork is also found in numerous corporate and private collection in Canada, USA, South Korea and throughout Europe.
Ruminski's art is represented at the Toronto International Art Fair since 2003. She is also one of the artists represented by AGO Rental+Sales Gallery. Ruminski became a member of the Ontario Society of Artists in 2008 with the Award of Merit in 2009.
As an artist, Ruminski expresses herself in two different subject matters: One is expressionist images balancing between abstraction and figuration, and two, realistic old world interiors with details and architectural elements. Images collected over time in Ruminski's "memory pockets," as well as found photographs inspired her subject matters. She expresses herself through layers of images, colours, textures, scribbles and her own spontaneous, gestural markings. Ruminski's earlier works were inspired by her children's drawings, the essence of their pure intuition and playfulness. Her more recent paintings were influanced by the urban landscape with its motives, energy, and spontaneity. Hand writings,notes and letters have a reoccurring presence in her art. Ruminski's voice as an artist draws attention to absence of humanism in personal communication in the midst of technological social network. Her latest artwork is inspired by her immediate environment, with its changing scenery, organic forms and nature.
Ruminski's Polish origins - rich in culture, history, and tradition - is recognizable in her interest in European antiques, architecture as well as interiors.
Her realistic paintings are combination of the fascination for the richness and glory of the ancestral interiors and fading opulence of a material world.
For Ruminski, as an artist, it's a continuous journey to identify her own unique self expression through markings and gestures. Immersing herself in the act of painting, she is defining her visual language in a manifestation of purity and intuition found in the simplicity of her children's drawings from the past. Ruminski lives and works in Toronto.
Hanna Ruminski Resumé
2016- Trias Gallery, Oakville Solo show September 1-11, 2016
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