​Ruby Cruel Variations ​


Celebrated Trinidad based fete sign painter Bruce Cayonne experiments with the nascent identity of Ruby Cruel creating a new hand-painted sign displayed in the front window each month for a year.


Developing his distinctive painted typography style through an attentive eye, Cayonne uses little guidance for his brush strokes to construct his vibrant graphic signs. Playfully using size, colour and style Bruce adds drama and interest to his visuals just as a voice might change in pitch and inflection. Understanding the way a message can be communicated through typography and received in many different ways through visual variations is an ongoing experiment for him. Over the last thirty years his style has become recognised and respected on the visual landscape in Trinidad in the promotion of events but more recently in collaborations with other artists. 


Bruce Cayonne, b. Guyana, lives and works Arima, Trinidad & Tobago.

Project runs Oct 2019 - Sept 2020.

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