Ruby Bateman

Ruby Bateman is a visual artist, working and living in Hackney, London. Her work is often self-referential, (re)depicting and translating imagery across different materials and processes: her sculptures appearing in her paintings, her paintings appearing in her drawings, and so forth. Ruby investigates her personal and political identification with 'the mother' and (institutionalised) motherhood with a richly colourful and symbolic visual language, referencing her own fiction. By exploring her ambivalence for motherhood, which love and loss has led her to desire, she continues to develop a deeper maternal consciousness