Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We've posted the work of New York-based artist Ruth Marten before, the dubious accuracy of her drawings on antique etchings always impresses us. Taking these etchings, often of scientific subjects, Marten transforms the imagery into something fantastic and often perverse!
Illustration // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
'Ruth Marten draws on antique etchings. Literally. The etchings, often of scientific subjects, are likely to be of dubious accuracy. Marten's masterful interventions further propel the imagery toward the fantastic, though where one leaves off and the other begins is not easy to discern. Like a child's game of "telephone," or the Surrealists' "exquisite corpse," the process yields delightful perversity.'