Made of recycled construction materials that seldom enter a gallery space except when transporting a work of art, Chris Rucker’s minimalist designs simultaneously accentuate and disrupt the original purpose of their utilitarian materials. Blurring the boundaries between the durable and disposable and the delicate and permanent, Rucker’s works challenge notions of form and function.
This panel painting, made of oriented strand board (OSB) using plywood box construction techniques, belongs to Rucker’s repertoire of works using 0.75″ construction sheet materials. Painterly applications of
gold metal leaf transport the utilitarian wood into the realm of fine art,
In 2016, Rucker was the first American artist invited to create an installation at the Made in Cloister art and design center in Naples, Italy. His work resides in the collections of Steven Klein, Dennis Freedman, Neville Wakefield, Camilla Nickerson, and Madonna.
As the artist works on a commission basis, custom sizing may be accommodated.
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