dig DAB

21st november till 21st december 2015
Opening on saturday, 21st november at 18:00

galerie Gallery | De Nieuwe Ruimte

Dordtselaan 19, 3081 BB Rotterdam

»Dig dab« is the creation of artists Ruth Murray (UK) and Carolin Kastner (DE), drawing on imagery from their respective practices to make something strange and new. The results are part of an ongoing collaboration between the pair, combining their previous investigations into themes as diverse as urban architecture and British folklore.

To coincide with the exhibition on 21st November the artists will also present a recent book project: »Apricot Jam«, which they produced during their residency at Kaus Australis.


Carolin Kastner is an artist working in Berlin and Rotterdam with the focus of lost identity in urban and social structures. Through appropriations and transformations she analyses the vanishing process and rebuilds a new space of image and word by layering fragments out of her environment.

Carolin Kastner studied Visual Communication with emphasis on Experimental 3-Dimensional Concepts und Typography at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach. Her graduation project was a series about the deconstruction of space.


Ruth Murray is a London-based artist whose practice is concerned with the themes of the tension of change, the agitation of youth and the feelings of alienation and paranoia associated with misunderstood experiments/rituals. Primarily a painter, Ruth creates intense environments that are almost claustrophobic, imbuing a sense of unease.

Ruth Murray graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008. Following this she was the Derek Hill Scholar at The British School at Rome and an artist-in-residence at Glogauair (Berlin) and Pro Artibus (Finland). Murray’s exhibitions include Northern Stars at the A Foundation, Saatchi’s 4 New Sensations, the BP Portrait Award and the Creative Cities Collection for London 2012 Olympics.