Thomas Ruff uses digital technologies to realize new pictorial possibilities of photography and re-examine its artistic potential.
"I don't believe in the Psychologizing portrait photography that my colleagues do, trying to capture the character with a lot of light and shade, ...That's absolutely suspect to me. I can only show the surface. Whatever goes beyond that is more or less chance." - Thomas Ruff from Smile! A Polemic on Fine Art Portraiture in Photography by Stephanie Dean
Appropriation and manipulation are of recurring interest to Ruff, he explores these ideas in "Nudes" (2003), a photographic collection of blurred and enlarged images of pornographic photographs taken from the internet, and has produced a series based on the architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (L.M.V.D.R.).
Browse our selection of Thomas Ruff Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Photographs from the Nudes and Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe (L.M.V.D.R.) Series. Each Photograph is in pristine condition and represents Thomas Ruff’s most iconic imagery.