Photograph of Artist RUTH RIFKA
RUTH RIFKA
Toronto, Ontario - Canada



Original Artworks (4)

Ruth Rifka; Consciousness Meeting, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 25 inches. Artwork description: 241   Diptych. Acyrlic painting of symbolic eyes.  ...
Ruth Rifka
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
40 x 25 inches (101.6 x 63.5 cm)
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Ruth Rifka; Fossil Buttefly, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  Painting of a fossil butterfly, rendered with impasto, carving and irridescent glazes. ...
Ruth Rifka
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Ruth Rifka; Retrieve The Spirit Given, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  Abstract expressionist painting. Large scale. Flowing brushwork. Vivid colours.  ...
Ruth Rifka
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Ruth Rifka; Messenger, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 41 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241   Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci...
Ruth Rifka
Original Oil Painting, 2010
41 x 48 inches (104.1 x 121.9 cm)
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Artist Statement


'I am all that has been, and that is, and that shall remain, and no one unworthy has ever unraveled, loosened, or even touched the surface of my woven veil.' – ANONYMOUS. From a carving on an ancient statue of Pallas Athena––cited in Plutarch's Lives.

For me, this ancient graffiti expresses what timeless Art should be about: And serves as my credo when I approach each new endeavor.

Although I love exploring new techniques, the basic importance of method, for me, is to provide a channel towards breaking out towards total freedom. I could not be anything but an expressionist, even if I tried. That is my path. But then every artist who is honest with himself cannot help but be true to his/her unique signature, and follow that impulse wherever it leads.

My goal is to touch the “woven veil” of artistic truth. However, ultimately, a painting must speak for itself and take on a life of its own. It is a child sent out into the world to fend for itself.
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