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 art of Thomas Ruff is all about pushing the limits of the medium, probing at its outer reaches until it begins to dismantle and fall apart, exposing its limitations but also its unseen potential. Taking this approach to photograms, Ruff produces an enigmatic photographic realm, teeming with nebulous shadows and spheres, a mesmerising world completely of his own creation.