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Installation view of 'Modern Hiker', by Sterling Ruby, 2017

Installation view of Modern Hiker, by Sterling Ruby, 2017. © Sterling Ruby; Courtesy of Sterling Ruby Studio and Vito Schnabel Gallery. Photography: Stefan Altenburger. 

Master of variety Sterling Ruby seems addicted to testing out new mediums. His artistic diversity knows no bounds. Through his sculptures, installations, paintings, ceramics and textiles, he somehow manages to flit between myriad artistic styles, from expressionism to minimalism to vandalism.

Despite his mind-bendingly disparate practice, Ruby's artworks share an urgency and a sense of disquieting material manipulation. There's an air of anxiety. It might come as a surprise, then, that his latest solo exhibition at Switzerland's Vito Schnabel Gallery revolves around a peaceful, pastoral pastime – going for a walk.

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