Substrate - Pigment print on paper.
German photographer Thomas Ruff is known for his experiments with digital photography, exploiting the new possibilities for image-making opened up by the Internet and sophisticated editing software. Ruff focuses on aesthetics and process, building an eclectic oeuvre not defined by genre, method, or theme, but rather by stark imagery, relative conceptual seriality of subject, and the clever subversion of the printed image.
Ruff works in series, creating defined bodies of work whose subjects include empty domestic interiors, appropriated interplanetary images captured by NASA, abstractions of modernist architecture, three-dimensional computer-generated Pop imagery, and obscured pornography. “Substrate” is part of Ruff’s series “Substratum,” for which he digitally manipulated appropriated images to create pulsating fields of abstract color that bear no resemblance to any recognizable source.
Edition size: 75
Signature: Signed and numbered