|21.4 x 24.5 cm|
|signed and numbered + 1 unbund photograph|
|First edition of 100|
I usually find it hard to speak about myself. I always stumble in the paradoxes of «who am I ?».
In terms of factual information, I surely appear to be the most well informed person about my own self. But as soon as I need to communicate about who I am, I tend to do it through filters, selecting what I want to communicate, and how I wish to do it, in accordance with my interests and sensitivity.
So what can be the objective value of the way that I picture my family and my life ? How much does it concretely relates to reality or not ?
David Favrod 2010
Thomas Ruff ,Essay by Bennett Simpson
11 1/8″ x 15″
65 color images
In 2007, Ruff completed his monumental Jpegs series in which he explores the distribution and reception of images in the digital age. Starting with images he culls primarily from the Web, Ruff enlarges them to a gigantic scale, which exaggerates the pixel patterns until they become sublime geometric displays of color. Many of Ruff’s works in the series focus on idyllic, seemingly untouched landscapes, and conversely, scenes of war, and nature disturbed by human manipulation.
Taken together, these masterworks create an encyclopedic compendium of contemporary visual culture that also actively engages the history of landscape painting. A fittingly deluxe and oversized volume, Jpegs is the first monograph dedicated exclusively to the publication of Ruff’s remarkable series.
72 7/8 x 98 1/4 inches 185.1 x 249.6 cm
Edition of 3
104 3/4 x 72 7/8 inches 266.1 x 185.1 cm
Framed: 74.02 x 113.78 inches 188 x 289 cm