Tag : Photography


Thomas Ruff’s entire ceuvre stems from the basic assumptions – shared with his former teachers and photographic forebears – that Truth is too complex to be questioned, and that photography is a reality in itself submerging the contemporary onlooker until Truth is no longer in sight.

Augusto Pieroni, ‘Thomas Ruff’, Aperture no.196, 2009.


Thomas Ruff | Substrat 19 1 2003 | Chromogenic colour print on paper with Diasec | 183.5 x 108.4cm (comp) | Purchased 2005. The Queensland Government's Gallery of Modern Art Acquisitions Fund | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © Thomas Ruff 2003/VG Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney, 2010

Thomas Ruff ‘Substrat 19 1′ 2003

Thomas Ruff is a leading figure in a generation of celebrated German photographers, alongside Thomas Struth, Candida Höffe, Wolfgang Tillmans and others. His series of portraits, buildings, high-resolution images of stars and constellations, newspaper photographs, night scenes using night-vision technology …


Thomas Ruff reflects on the photographic medium

Thomas Ruff reflects on the photographic medium across several key bodies of work – from his Portraits series started at the Düsseldorf Academy through to the Jpegs series that focus on the structure of images found on Internet and their distribution. By enlarging these found images, Ruff plays with the perception of these images when the pixel patterns becomes sublime geometric displays of colour.

Artist talk as part of the Aperture Gallery series at the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, February 12, 2010.


Tracey Moffatt | First jobs, fruit market 1975 2008 | from ‘First jobs’ series 2008 | Archival pigments on rice paper with gel medium, ed. 6/20 | 62 x 84cm | Gift of Patrick Corrigan, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2010. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Tracey Moffatt ‘First jobs, fruit market 1975′ (from ‘First jobs’ series) 2008

Tracey Moffatt works in photography, film and video, addressing complex open-ended narratives, often in extensive suites of works. Moffatt frequently appears in her own images, acting out roles with the aid of elaborate costumes, props and theatrical staging. The ‘First …


HU Yang | Shanghai living (series) 2004-05 | Type C photograph on paper | Purchased 2006. The Queensland Government's Gallery of Modern Art Acquisitions Fund

Hu Yang ‘Shanghai living project’ 2004-05

With the economic reforms of the 1990s, the Chinese city of Shanghai was transformed from a ‘socialist state-planned economy’ to a ‘socialist market economy’. Over 3000 skyscrapers were constructed as millions of square metres of old housing was dismantled and …