Thomas Ruff biography
Based in Düsseldorf, Ruff rubs shoulders everyday with other high-profile German photographers Laurenz Berges, Andreas Gursky and Axel Hütte with whom he shares a studio space. Ruff often turns to the limits and possibilities of photography as inspiration for his work, constantly pushing the boundaries in an analytical manner driven by his art school teachers Bernd and Hilla Becher.
You might recognise Thomas Ruff photography from the haunting deadpan Portraits or monochrome NASA reconnaissance images that he is best known for. Most recently, Ruff has turned his attention to the photogram and camera-less photography, first developed by the daredevil artists Man Ray and László MoholyNagy.
Gagosian Gallery London exhibition
For his new show at Gagosian, Thomas Ruff toys with the photogram to create a strange new world of sculptural plants, shadows, fluid shapes and rich colours where the negative is the finished product. Pay a visit to the Gagosian Gallery Davies Street outpost and you'll find silhouetted lilies rising out of smoke and hazy hydrangeas. 19th century sepia-toned albumen prints meet contemporary innovation in this new London photography exhibition.
Opening reception: Thursday, 10th September, from 6 to 8pm
|What||Thomas Ruff: nature morte, Gagosian|
|Where||Gagosian Davies Street, 17-19 Davies Street, London, W1k 3DE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
06 Aug 15 – 26 Sep 15, Tue–Sat 10:00am–6:00pm SUMMER HOURS (3–28 Aug): Mon–Fri 10:00am–6:00pm
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