Artwork is scream of freedom, where the most essential aspect is your creativity. Only the originality of your thoughts will take you to the next level. Undoubtedly, artists urge people to see the world through their eyes, their work holds the power to stimulate the passion of thinking and ultimately, their little efforts bring them fruitful results.
Ruby Chishti is one of them. She is an exceptional installation artist, graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore. To portray her real feelings, she uses every distinctive material that could pass on her impression to the viewers in a glimpse.
The way she is presenting the illustration of female body seems as something outclass – something not a regular practice could bring the charm to. Every sculpture she makes has a long-lasting impression that refuses the gesture of art-gallery with simple wall-hangings or decoration pieces.
Once in a interview, she disclosed the reason of using uncommon stuff.
“I used material that had no archival value — material that was ephemeral and brittle in nature. The body of work that emerged was in contrast with the current trends of art-making … One of the reasons why I chose to work in those materials is because I wanted to stay away from the clutches of the market.”
A mother’s love is like nothing else in this world. Ruby has depicted this idea brilliantly with adding personal emotions in this sculpture that shows a mother holding her baby. It is made by twigs and straws and a few crows are sitting around. It shows a perfect portrayal of the society where people are ready to tear apart this delicate relationship. Her work is found disturbing by her critics, while some entitled it as a phase of fetishism. But most of the eminent artists adore her work.
Ruby’s recent work at Brooklyn Museum has proved as another breakthrough in her future. Sublime Exhibition was unique itself where she brought the sculptures into wearable dress and artists were allowed to place their sculptures wherever they want in the city to come in contact with local audience.
Her artwork is simply breaking the stereotypes – her every masterpiece have become a living body. Her artwork is that type that can’t be denied, enabling others to think positively.