Design Council: Scott Ruzzene

ART EDIT’S PANEL OF DESIGN EXPERTS ARE BURSTING WITH IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO HANG AND STYLE THIS ARTWORK IN YOUR HOME.

Adrift 1. Hahnemuhle photo rag bright white on 310gsm cotton, edition of 10, 50 x 76cm

BRETT MICKAN

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

Scott’s image exudes calm as you gaze into the serenity of the underwater world. It’s ideal for a room where you want to promote contemplation, like a library or sitting room. Soft pastel seafoam coloured walls and overstuffed white linen upholstery. For a contemporary edge, add a metallic silver grass cloth rug; include natural oak floors and white built-in bookcases and trim. Then, hang a collection of art works that combine oil, watercolour, drawing and photography to continue the room’s conversation.

THERESE CARRODUS

Full of Grace Interiors, Melbourne

Instantly I’m drawn to this photograph. I love that art can transport you somewhere else. You could just about step inside it! This piece is also very soothing and restful. I can imagine it hanging in loads of different settings but as a backdrop for a dining area it would be beautiful. I would place it against a wall painted either white, blue or terracotta to bring out the beautiful tones in the photograph.

SUZANNE GORMAN

Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney

Layering colour on colour can create a cocooned space. In a smallish room, set aside for quiet reading, this piece could become the focal point of a French hang. With walls papered in a deep teal seagrass, a gently mottled silk carpet and a sofa in burnt umber to break the colour code, this work would find its home. Scott Ruzzene’s work would bring softness to a moody room, with the movement of water towards the top of the piece delicately shimmering in the space.

BRENDAN WONG

Brendan Wong Design, Sydney

The sense of being suspended in this glorious water is uplifting and inviting. The colour of the water from close to afar combined with the textural pattern of the sunlight on the ocean floor is captured beautifully. Scott aims to bring inspiration to his viewers by rekindling their love of the simplicity of nature. If hung on a black wall, this would almost feel like a window to a glorious underwater world.

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