Aimee Ruoff is a young artist living and making work in Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the University of Guelph with her BA in Studio Art and now makes oil paintings, drawings and prints from her home studio. She has participated in group shows with friends and colleagues, and collaborates with other artists whenever possible; from making album art to live painting at community events. Her work is sourced from daily observation in conversation with her imagination, with a focus on the dreamlike and ethereal.
"I am drawn to the dreamy moments that are found wrapped up in every day life; an unexpected fog settling over a morning commute; golden sun shining through a window to illuminate the cold floor; a plush pink chair abandoned on the side of the road and gone the next day. What is fleeting and ethereal reminds me of the temporality of life and my own place within eternity. Being present and seeking out these small sublime moments within the mundane is the place I make art from. I work from my own photographs, often combining many different moments within one composition in order to build a visual narrative that feels both familiar and strange. For me, making art is an avenue to see the world and hold it close."