Architectural Digest Magazine.
ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN Posted December 8, 2017
Text by Hannah Martin/Photography by François Dischinger
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Le Monde Diplomatique, Septembre 2017
"Ruben Marroquin has an 18x25-inch piece in the exhibition that is made up of red, white and blue string. There is a vaguely familiar blue shape in the top left corner, but the rest is a knot of complicated threads, at once accidental and intentional, bound and bulging. There's almost a straight-jacket quality to it. It begs the question: What misshapen form lies beneath? Or has the flag just twisted itself almost beyond recognition?
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New York Times. Arts | Connecticut
By SARAH GOLD
January 15, 2016
The New York Times, January 15, 2016
"More nuanced — and easily the most unusual item in the exhibition — is a work of sophisticated, byzantine embroidery from Ruben Marroquin of Bridgeport. The piece, which layers needlework directly over a vintage photograph of the interior of the historic Bridgeport Arcade Mall, brings the building’s architecture, light, shadows, and ambience into vivid relief; rather than just colorizing the old photo, Mr. Marroquin has texturized it, given it depth. “Embroidery has a special way of bringing an image to life,” Mr. Marroquin said. “Using it really turns a picture into a sort of diorama.”
Sarah Gold. At Fairfield Museum, Exploring Craftsmanship Across Centuries.
“Handcrafted: Artisans Past and Present” Fairfield Museum and History Center.
"Ruben Marroquin directly engages the notion of urban revitalization in Bridgeport Arcade Mall, an embroidery, multimedia piece that reworks a view of the Bridgeport’s Arcade Mall taken from a 1909 photograph. The building was one of the first glass-ceiling malls in the U.S. built in 1856 and restored and revitalized at various points, most recently in 2008, to include retail and office space. Taking a historic photo of the building as a template for the embroidery, Marroquin incorporates a photograph of himself and his girlfriend, the artist Liz Squillace into the finished piece, as both have studios on the second floor of the Arcade Mall.
Marroquin attended art school in his native Venezuela and later studied textiles and surface design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He worked in the textiles industry for several years, weaving high-end samples for interior designers. Now Marroquin works as a textile artist and teaches weaving."
Fairfield Museum and History Center. Handcrafted: Artisans Past and Present exhibition, October 25, 2015–March 20, 2016
Phyllis A.S. Boros / Published 3:47 pm, Thursday, May 22, 2014