Live Like Sterling Ruby On The Edge Of Los Angeles, $1.2MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
A paragon of seclusion and privacy, the extraordinary Sunland home and studio compound of artist Sterling Ruby, designed and built in 2009 with his architect colleagues at SCI-ARC, is on the market, asking $1,189,000.
Now working from a much larger studio complex in Vernon, Ruby’s oeuvre encompasses challenging and unusually diverse mediums, from resins and recycled packing materials, paint, fabrics and ceramics plus bronze and other metals– collage on a scale that ranges from the intimate to massively scaled public works.
“Cultivating an eclectic formalism across mediums, Ruby creates vivid poured-polyurethane sculptures, drawings, collages, richly glazed ceramics, spray paintings, and videos. Oscillating between solid and liquid, minimalist and expressionist, pristine and abject, he alludes to rituals both mainstream and marginal, autobiography, and art history. Intellectually, frontiers interest him, from urban gang territories demarcated in graffiti to the charting of newly discovered stars and planets; in his work, Ruby tests formal limits, marking the edges of the canvas and limning the boundaries between creation, destruction, and renewal. In abstract paintings, acts of defacement evolve into a painterly sublime; while wood-burning stoves, ceramic basins containing shards of broken or misfired pottery, and soft sculptures resembling fanged jaws convey the raw potential of sculpture.” –Gagosian Gallery
What We Love: The impeccably crafted interiors give new meaning to the term knotty pine, with skylit, soaring spaces that are both minimalist and visually complex.
The main bedroom suite leads to a secluded outdoor spa.
Photo Credit: Zen House Collective for Sotheby’s International Realty