Featured Artists

"La Gioia" october - december 2014 
Sex, Money and Power" january - march 2013

Born in 1958 in Germany. Lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Interested in the means and possibilities of photography, Thomas Ruff explores the limits of the medium and works with a wide range of themes and practices. The tools and techniques he has investigated so far include analogue and digital exposures, computer generated images, hand tinting, stereoscopy, digital retouching, and photomontage. The artist appropriates images from various sources for his creations, including scientific archives, newspaper and, more recently, the Internet. Ruff works in series of photographs with subjects that range from domestic interiors to astronomy, from modernist architecture to abstract psychedelia, from portraits to Internet pornography. According to him: “Each of my series has a visual idea behind it, which I develop during my research. Sometimes the development follows a straight line from A to B; sometimes something completely new and interesting shows up, which makes me leave the straight path and follow a more indirect one with new rules.”