MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist & Writer, San Francisco Bay Area

Re/Collect

Re/Collect (2019-now)

These are digital collage paintings printed on fine art paper with archival pigment. The colors and imagery are sourced entirely from an archive of family photographs. I digitally cut, flip, layer, combine, and excise these scanned photographs as a way of understanding hidden stories. While the resulting picture is entirely new, the project is a way of understanding what’s come before, and it’s my way of experiencing the process of retelling history with newfound perspectives.