Clarence Ruth b. 1981

Works
  • Clarence Ruth, Untitled, 2018
    Clarence Ruth
    Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    48 x 72 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Oreo, Fear No Evil, 2018
    Clarence Ruth
    Oreo, Fear No Evil, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    24 x 48 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Untitled, 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Untitled, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 40 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Oreo Hears No Evil
    Clarence Ruth
    Oreo Hears No Evil
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 40 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Oreo Pink, 2019
    Clarence Ruth
    Oreo Pink, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    16 x 20 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Oreo's Good and Bad Side, 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Oreo's Good and Bad Side, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    40 x 30 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Oreo, Growing Lies, 2019
    Clarence Ruth
    Oreo, Growing Lies, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    20 x 16 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Oreo, Shame on You, 2019
    Clarence Ruth
    Oreo, Shame on You, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    20 x 16 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Speak, See, Hear No Evil, 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Speak, See, Hear No Evil, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    40 x 16 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Untitled, 2018
    Clarence Ruth
    Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 24 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Untitled , 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Untitled , 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    40 x 30 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Untitled, 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Untitled, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 40 inches
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  • Clarence Ruth, Two Faced Oreo | Spongebob, 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Two Faced Oreo | Spongebob, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    20 inch diameter
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  • Clarence Ruth, Two Faced Oreo | Smiley Face, 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Two Faced Oreo | Smiley Face, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    20 Inch Diameter
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  • Clarence Ruth, Two Faced Oreo | Pink Oreo, 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Two Faced Oreo | Pink Oreo, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    20 Inch Diameter
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  • Clarence Ruth, Two Faced Oreo | Mickey Mouse, 2020
    Clarence Ruth
    Two Faced Oreo | Mickey Mouse, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    20 Inch Diameter
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Biography

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Clarence Ruth is a New York City-based artist, designer, and author who has made a name for himself in the fashion industry, both as a Creative Director and Fashion Designer. He is the founder of his own brand called Cotte D’Armes. The brand, Cotte D’Armes, is Clarence’s unique approach to Ready-To-Wear denim. It is based on the essence of military and infused with a hint of street-chic-biker. Cotte D’Armes denim generates a sense of rebel darkness and individuality. 

 

Clarence Ruth is a native son of New York, born in Autumn of 1981. Ruth established early success as a young artist by winning a number of first place awards in art contests and fairs. Additionally, one of his pieces was bought by JC Penny where it still hangs today on the department store wall. Ruth has also had his artwork displayed in a number of museums such as Polk Museum Of Art, The African Museum Of Art, and Krause Gallery of NYC.

 

After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Fashion Design, Ruth went on to work on a number of projects as Creative Director and Chief Designer. Clarence’s scope of work extends beyond the United States. He was the Creative Director for the Chinese Government’s Xiqiao Road project which resulted in the most watched show during Shanghai Fashion Week FW 2015. Also, he was the Creative Director and Chief Designer for a new brand, Dirty Pineapple, in which Ruth’s unique direction and designs helped make one of the top 20 shows during New York Fashion Week FW 2019.

 

More recently Ruth has designed, written, and illustrated a concept book called Colors De La RunwayColors De La Runway has been well received and can be found on the shelves of MoMA Design Store, MoMA PS1 museum book shop, Hauser & Wirth LA, and the High museum of Art.

 

Artist Statement

As an artist I’m encouraged to create through emotions and things that move me. My works often have a social, spiritual, and/or cultural meaning behind it. For me it’s not about creating something beautiful or sellable but more about the human connection of what we deal with on a daily basis. My character building and pop art approach help to uniquely get my message across. These messages are often in the form of acrylic on canvas, pencil and pen illustrations on paper, and small sculptures. As an artist I would like my work to open the minds of the close minded. To educate the uneducated. To inspire the uninspired.

Exhibitions