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THOMAS RUFF: “photograms”

r.phg.03, 2012 In his recent work, Ruff engages with the photogram, the cameraless technique advanced by Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, and others in the early twentieth century. The photograms series depict abstract shapes, lines, and spirals in seemingly random formations with varying degrees of transparency and illumination. Both the objects and the light in Ruff’s photograms […]

ASX.TV: Thomas Ruff at David Zwirner – “photograms and ma.r.s” (2013)

ASX.TV: Thomas Ruff at David Zwirner – “photograms and ma.r.s” (2013)

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of two bodies of works by Thomas Ruff, including the world premiere of the series photograms. On view in the gallery’s 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces in New York, this will be the photographer’s seventh solo show since he joined David Zwirner in 2000 Thomas Ruff photograms and ma.r.s. March […]

ASX.TV: Thomas Ruff – “Thomas RUFF at David Zwirner Gallery” (2014)

ASX.TV: Thomas Ruff – “Thomas RUFF at David Zwirner Gallery” (2014)

  We first discovered photograms some two years ago when we interviewed Adam Fuss about his captivating and monumental images created using biological products. We then met Alison Rossiter at AIPAD and talked to her about her monochromatic color fields inspired by Richard Serra’s exhibition at the Met. Thomas Ruff’s photograms at David Zwirner Gallery. […]

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THOMAS RUFF: “Aesthetic of the Pixel” (2008)

  By David Campany, originally published in IANN magazine No.2, 2008 The photographic art of Thomas Ruff makes very particular demands of us and offers very particular kinds of pleasure, both aesthetic and intellectual. His work seems cold and dispassionate, willful, searching and perverse but at times surprisingly beautiful. Whether he is working with found […]

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REVIEW: Thomas Ruff – “photograms and ma.r.s.” (2013)

3D-ma.r.s.08, 2013, courtesy of David Zwirner, NYC By Vladimir Gintoff, ASX NYC, April 2013 The German photographer Thomas Ruff is the anomalous schoolchild of the Dusseldorf Art Academy and Bernd and Hilla Becher’s tutelage. Breaking and reinventing the rules of photography for over three decades, his body of work remains peerless in its insight, diversity […]

ASX.TV: Thomas Ruff – “Stellar Landscapes” (2011)

ASX.TV: Thomas Ruff – “Stellar Landscapes” (2011)

THOMAS RUFF – STELLAR LANDSCAPES Der Düsseldorfer Fotokünstler Thomas Ruff gehört neben Thomas Struth, Axel Hütte, Candida Höfer und Andreas Gursky zu den erfolgreichsten deutschen Künstlern der Gegenwart. Über zwei Jahre durften wir den Künstler im Atelier, beim Fotografieren, beim Rahmenbauer und der Bildbearbeitung begleiten. Entstanden ist ein 50minütiger Dokumentarfilm für unsere DVD EDITION MEDIA […]

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INTERVIEW: “Gil Blank with Thomas Ruff” (2004)

Porträt (P. Stadtbaeumer), 1988 Interview: Thomas Ruff Gil Blank with Thomas Ruff, originally published in Influence Magazine, Issue 2, 2004 Gil Blank: Many of the portraits you’ve made are of people whom you know personally, but whom most viewers would not. You have a relationship to the subjects, but it would seem those relationships are […]

ASX.TV: Thomas Ruff – “Surfaces, Depths” (2009)

ASX.TV: Thomas Ruff – “Surfaces, Depths” (2009)

  Surfaces and Depths.  Photographs by Thomas Ruff. Edited by Gerald Matt. Text by Catherine Hug, Douglas Fogle, Kurt W. Forster, Gerald Matt. Verlag fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg, 2009.   Cat# DQ331    ISBN-13: 978-3941185500 

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THOMAS RUFF: “Daniel Birnbaum on Thomas Ruff” (1996)

By Daniel Birnbaum, Originally Published in Artforum International, November 1, 1996 Go to a European art school or a large group show, and you’ll see them everywhere: large photographs of expressionless faces. Thomas Ruff is not solely responsible for this phenomenon of course; he emerged in the ’80s as part of a group of artists […]

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INTERVIEW: “Thomas Ruff talks to Philip Pocock” (1993)

Thomas Ruff talks to Philip Pocock (1993) Philip Pocock: Unlike the Neue Sachlichkeit of Sander or Renger-Patzsch, there is a clear crisis of belief in the objectivity of your medium in your work. True or false? Thomas Ruff: It’s both. It’s true and false. They also used the camera as an instrument to take pictures. […]