Ruben Raven | Winner RM Public’s Choice Award 2020


Ruben Raven (1995) is a multidisciplinary artist whose installations of paintings, ceramic and mechanical designs observe how relationships between humans, objects and material unfold. He channels these interconnections into collections that exhibit behaviors and questions people’s unconscious creative capacity.

The collection slowly grows into a fantasy around these objects: their potential history, present, and future. The installation forms a layered landscape of their afterlife in which they evolve from casual souvenirs into treasures. This project invites the viewer to reconsider the implications of value that derive from the different actions attached to the objects. It questions our inclination to decide the fate of things from the moment we own them to the moment we disregard them.