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03.03.2010

 

GoSee recommends : the complex worlds of Thomas Ruff. 'Cassini' and 'Zycles' exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York.

German photo artist Thomas Ruff presents two series in New York, which have never been on display before: ‘Cassini’ and ‘Zycles’. His sixth solo exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery promises a visual excursion into the abstractions of our environment.

His talent to take a good photo of almost anything is mirrored in the two series on show. The influence of scientific studies on his latest work comes across as a logical progression; throughout his 25-year career, Ruff has covered various photographic genres in his work, from the portraiture and nude, to landscape and architecture.

The ‘Cassini’ project is based on found imagery on the NASA public website. The motifs resulted from a 4-year programme, which explored Saturn and its rings. Ruff transformed the raw black/white prints with saturated colours.

The ‘Zycles’ series is equally rooted in science, however it takes on a more abstract slant. It is made up of images of filigree curves, which are wrapped around screen shots of electromagnetic fields and so-called cycloids. In mathematics, they are regarded as the most aesthetic of curves. It is a complex highlight for the gallery.

The exhibition can still be viewed until 13 March.


Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery
533 West 19th Street
New York

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff

David Zwirner Gallery : Thomas Ruff