Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

The Most Unorganized Imperfect Thing

Good morning. It’s Friday, January 13th, 2017. I started writing at 9am and it’s 12:30pm now. (Now it’s almost 1:30 as I fix to upload this after re-reading and minor editing. It takes me a long time to write/post.) This Read more…


Within, the Project: A Kind of Waiting

(These paintings are up at Extra Gallery, NYC, now through Nov 1st.) I began work on these paintings in the middle of the summer. The panel shapes came first, then the words followed. Friends and family members went in and Read more…


Within, the Project: Keep going

An unspoken truth doesn’t cease to exist. It doesn’t disappear into the background, It isn’t irrelevant. It’s the frightened surface of the lightning rod, silent and waiting for the charge. – written by me, this summer After so very many Read more…


Within, the Project: Absence is so hard to recognize

1. Summertime has been quiet. The studio is quiet, the tools are quiet, the mind is quiet while the activity buzzes around me, the two little boys and summer and running and true break of dawn till sundown activity, and Read more…


Within, the Project: Some New Things

Titles: a. There isn’t, #within b. Lo que no me (progress isn’t just a), #within c. A time when, #within d. Aquí o acá (looking over), #within Materials: on panel… encaustic (wax/resin), string, nails, silk tissue, & a bit of: Read more…


Within, the Project: Whatever

Progress on this Within project has been a series of bursts of energy followed by quiet flameouts.  I feel like I’ve been trying to ascend into this exploration with a succession of hand-powered pounds of a fireplace bellow, trying to Read more…


Within, the Project: Pure

I’ve spent some days in the studio, painting. And just today, I gathered hardware supplies to learn the process of constructing my own stretcher bars for these unique sized canvases I want to paint on (34″ x 44″), basically four Read more…


Within, the Project: Notes

My mind wanders a lot when I’m lost in activities, not the least of which is painting. I’m pushing this liquified color around panels & canvases, and I lose myself/observe myself at the same time. This process is so halting, Read more…


Within, the Project: Proceeding

So I found a way to lose myself in painting. I’m moving ahead with placing myself in an essential art making form, while infusing it with layers of ways to approach this very activity that I love. I started in Read more…


Within, the Project: Painting

Last week (my previous post) was the first trial run for exploring the process of physically creating this #within project. So I did it. I chose a piece of information and I buried it into a little painting that I Read more…


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