Thomas Ruff’s beautiful and often detached artworks pull back the curtain on the deceptions and limitations of photography—but also reveal its astonishing possibilities too. His search for new directions in photographic expression is enormous, spanning digital internet jpegs, NASA space images, even old photographs.
Born in Zell am Hammersbach in Germany, Thomas Ruff lives and works in Dusseldorf, sharing the same studio complex as… Read more
About the artwork
The 3 prints in Cassini/Zycles are drawn from Thomas Ruff's series Zycles and Cassini. Although different series, they have been presented as one collection due to their chronological synchrony and the scientific nature that unites them. For Zycles, Ruff adapted representations of mathematical curves using 3D computer-modelling software. The result is a dynamic array of colorful, swirling ribbons in which he created "a form of virtual reality".The title is a combination of the words for the mathematical formula known as "cycloid" in English and "Zykloide" in German. Cassini is based on images of Saturn captured by NASA.