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
In his Negatives series, celebrated German photographer Thomas Ruff transforms the negatives of found, historical photographs. The artist refers to these works as his “Blue Period”, wittingly drawing a parallel to the early group of paintings by the modern master Pablo Picasso.