Fine Art Research Unit Talk: Simon Le Ruez

Events — COS 124, ARU Cambridge, East Road, CB1 1PT and on Microsoft Teams
6 March 2024, 14:00

We are delighted to welcome artist Simon Le Ruez as our next FARU speaker.

The talk will be live streamed into Cos 124 for those on Campus and accessible online via MS Teams.
All welcome.

Le Ruez will present a visual journey both on and around his work. It will chart a trajectory which will map out key step changes in his practice. The presentation will also include references and advice in regard to professional development, sustaining a practice and the importance of making work that resonates with our times.

Le Ruez's work blurs the divisions between a number of mediums, however he remains most clearly defined as a sculptor and installation artist. Making is at the core of his practice; ‘it allows me to explore the stability and possibilities of form, structure and the material world’. Employing a multimedia approach, his work revels in aesthetic concerns which aim to bend the concept of the norm and of a given expectation. He frequently works with materials which might be deemed as conflicting in order to create a friction and to push against mainstream standards of beauty.

His works explore and celebrate a sense of becoming, of subversion and fragile fruition. They implore the viewer to rethink revolving reference points, be it architecture, cinema, sexuality, longing or escape and to filter them in a way whereby a personal involvement with the work is pivotal. His most recent pieces find inspiration in biological forms and architecture and try to imagine new relationships between the built and the natural world. Le Ruez has exhibited widely internationally with solo and group exhibitions in The Netherlands, Mexico, Russia, France, Iceland, Germany, England, and the USA.

This event is free and will take place in person and online. Can't join us on campus? Join online via Microsoft Teams here.

Image: detail of mixed media installlation artwork by artist Simon Le Ruez

For more information, please contact Veronique Chance -