Artist of the moment…..Photographer Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff is a world renown photographer known for his abstract works, nudes, and landscapes. Born in Harmersbach, Germany in 1958. For his artistic education Ruff attended the National Academy of the Arts in Dusseldort, Germany. As a student he also studied abroad in Rome, Italy.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $200,000.

In the clip below a great montage of landscape shots by Ruff.

Has been part of teaching faculty at the Kunstakakademie of Dusseldorf, Germany.

His main professors were the Becher family, a husband and wife photographer team based out of Dusseldorf that specialized in shooting images of industrial images. In this clip Ruff talks about how the Bechers influenced his photography, especially when shooting portraits.

First well received series featured the Interiors of German houses.

Ruff started making his signature abstract color works in the 1980s.

Often includes borrowed images from the pop culture world such as manga or text which appear in his digitally altered images.

Ruff is also renown for his shots with very abstract shapes such as the topography of mars. This clip features a show covering these works.

International exhibitions include the Venice Biennale and Ruff has had works shown at the Tate London.

From Amsterdam we visit another quick presentation by Thomas Ruff.


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