Ruby Swinney

For our second Editions collaboration, we were thrilled to work with Ruby Swinney – an artist who we knew was going to create something unique and exciting. Afternoon Delight, in its glowing flush of pink, certainly did not disappoint!

In a remarkable pursuit into printmaking, Swinney produced this enchanting edition of 25 works in the medium of stone lithography, the oldest printmaking technique in the world. In fact, the word ‘lithography’ comes from the Greek description: an image from stone. To create her lithograph, Swinney drew her image onto a limestone slab using oil-based drawing materials that repel water but accept ink.

 Since graduating from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in 2015, Swinney has hosted two solo exhibitions with Cape Town gallery, WHATIFTHEWORLD, as well as a solo show with AKINCI Gallery in Amsterdam. In 2018, Swinney’s solo exhibition Human Nature was exhibited at Zeitz MOCAA – South Africa’s foremost contemporary art museum. Swinney’s work is included in various public and private collections both across South Africa and internationally.