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Ness Rubey is a conceptual photographer from Austria, who frequently wears flashy socks.

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In a striking and colorful way, she reveals both the beauty and dissonances of our surroundings and society. Her work often gives an eye-opening approach on topics such as feminism, violence, meat consumption, loneliness or self love. At the same time, Ness doesn’t spare her humorous and quirky view on everyday life.

About

Ness Rubey is a conceptual photographer from Austria, who frequently wears flashy socks. In a striking and colorful way, she reveals both the beauty and dissonances of our surroundings and society. Her work often gives an eye-opening approach on topics such as feminism, violence, meat consumption, loneliness or self love. At the same time, Ness doesn’t spare her humorous and quirky view on everyday life.

With her highly aesthetic images, Ness aims to make people look twice and reflect – also outside of art galleries. Therefore, she regularly showcases her photos on public billboards and other unexpected locations.

Contradictions are an important element of Ness Rubey’s imagery: Boldness as well as  fragility describe her compelling way of storytelling. The human body, bespoke and everyday objects, in addition to immaculate lighting and minimal retouching are important ingredients of her visual language. 

In 2019, judged by world-renowned photographers including Oliviero Toscani, Ness was chosen among talents from all over Europe to be part of Sky Arte’s Master of Photography.

Since then, her work was awarded with several art prizes such as the Reclaim Award or the Tokio International Photo Award. Her art was featured in national and international exhibitions such as the Vienna Photo Award Exhibition, the Lentos Kunstmuseum in Linz or the CICA Museum in South Korea.

“Ness Rubey’s art is an invitation to join an unexpected wonderland.”

Selected Works

01Feminism for beginners

What does feminism mean? It stands for the equality of the sexes. Both hold the same weight.

02Breast milk

Why is the idea of tasting mother’s milk yucky, but drinking cow’s milk yummy? 

03Meat globe

“I haven’t eaten meat in over ten years. I treat everyone the way I’d want to be treated - and I definitely don’t want to be eaten.”

What does feminism mean? It stands for the equality of the sexes. Both hold the same weight.

Why is the idea of tasting mother’s milk yucky, but drinking cow’s milk yummy? 

“I haven’t eaten meat in over ten years. I treat everyone the way I’d want to be treated - and I definitely don’t want to be eaten.”

Awards

Winner at “Sprichcode”,

2021 Leondinger Jugendpreis (KUVA), Austria

Ranked second at Tokio International Photo Awards

2020 | category self portrait

Award winner at Barcelona International Gallery Award

2020 | Spain

Shortlisted at VIEPA Vienna Photo Award

2020 | Austria

Winner at Reclaim Award

2019 | Cologne, Germany

Ranked first at Austrian Chamber of Commerce Portrait Photography Award

2019 | Austria

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Don’t hesitate to contact Ness if you have any enquiry regarding workshops, art prints or project ideas you’d like to discuss. 

 

Ness Rubey loves to collaborate with other creative minds, from photographers, agencies to hot chocolate manufacturers.

Contact

Studio Address:

ART MAGAZIN TABAKFABRIK
Peter-Behrens-Platz 3, 4020 Linz AUT

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