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
According to Ruff “if you look at a photograph, you are looking at the past.” In his negative series, his wittily named, “Blue Period”, he transforms negatives of found, historical photographs and uses them to address diverse aspects of media science and art history.