Ruhkia (Apr. 2021)

Artist Bio

Ruhkia is a realist artist living in London, who works with oil paints, African fabrics and, occasionally, gold leaf.

Her work seeks to coax a deeper connection between humans and nature through artistic exploration. The subjects are poised upon the canvas surrounded by various tropical plants and gold, resulting in the portrayal of the silent but ethereal power of the natural earth.

Ever since 2018, Ruhkia has incorporated African wax print fabrics into many artworks. They feature wavy material cut-outs that harmonize with the beauty of the painted figures and root each piece in rich African-Caribbean culture.