CHRISTIAN BONNEFOI
SARAH CHARLESWORTH
LIZ DESCHENES
ROE ETHRIDGE
JUTTA KOETHER
DANIEL LEFCOURT
VALENTINA LIERNUR
JASON LOEBS
SCOTT LYALL
NICK MAUSS
CHARLES MAYTON
JOHN MILLER
OLIVIER MOSSET
SEAN PAUL
JULIA PHILLIPS
EILEEN QUINLAN
BLAKE RAYNE
CLEMENT RODZIELSKI
CHRISTOPH RUCKHÄBERLE
NORA SCHULTZ
AMY SILLMAN
REENA SPAULINGS
JOANNE TATHAM & TOM O’SULLIVAN
CHEYNEY THOMPSON

CHRISTOPH RUCKHÄBERLE

Born 1972 in Pfaffenhausen, Germany

 

EDUCATION

1991-1992 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA

1995 studied painting & graphics with Arno Rink, Leipzig

2000-2002 Masterstudent of Prof. Arno Rink

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York

Migros Museum, Zurich

Essl Museum – Contemporary Art, Vienna

Rubell Family Collection – Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami      

Saatchi Collection, London  

The Olbricht Collection, Bremen   

Weserburg, Museum fur moderne Kunst, Bremen

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2016 «New Works», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«New Paintings», ZieherSmith, New York

«Malerei/Grafik», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«Christoph Ruckhäberle», Ampersand Gallery, Portland

«Disparates», Bühlers, Fürth

2015 «Netsuke», Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2014  «Tanz», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«A Moveable Feast», Campoli Presti, Paris

«Christoph Ruckhäberle – Polka», Wels Stadtgalerie, Wels

2013 «Frühstück im Freien», ZieherSmith, New York

«Christoph Ruckhäberle & Lubok Verlag», Spazio Punch, Venice

«Dekoration», Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin

«Frau im Mond», Sammlung Philara, Duesseldorf

2012 «Die Stadt», Campoli Presti, London

2011 «The Pervert», Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2010 Solo project with Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Art Brussels

«Trapped in White Tiger Sanctum», Hospitalhof, Stuttgart

2009 «Bäckerei», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Brussels

Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

«Parade», Sorry We Are Closed, Brussels

«L’Emmerdeur Futuriste», Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

«Christoph Ruckhäberle», Migros Museum, Zurich

«Dessins», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris

«Portraits», Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin

2008 «General Angst», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«Lady in the Lake», Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

2007 «Akademie» Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita

«Falsche Figuration», Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

«L’homme et l’oeuvre,» Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«Christoph Ruckhäberle: Residency», Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

2006 «Paintings and Linocuts 2003 – 2006», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti) Paris

«Äpfel und Birnen», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti) , London

«The Elixir of Doctor Doxey», Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

2005 «Der Partyschreck», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«Nye Eventyr», Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

«Of Painting», Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin

2004 Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London

LFL Gallery, New York

Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2003 «Malerei», LIGA, Berlin

2002 «Malerei», LIGA, Berlin

«Malerei», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 «Jetzt Druck Machen», Angerlehner Museum, Thalheim

«Monday Is A Day Between Sunday And Tuesday», Tanja Leighton, Berlin

«Our Teenage Dreams So Hard To Beat», Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig

2016 «Leipzig Unfolding», The Lloyds Club, London

«Storyteller – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Leipzig», Vietnam National Fine Art Museum & Goethe Institut Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

«Pink Powder – de la Cruz Collection», Cotilla Gallery, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

«LUBOK – prints and artist books», Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany

«Immer und Ewig». 23th Leipziger Jahresausstellung, Westwerk, Leipzig, Germany

2015 «Love: The First of the 7 Virtues», HVCCA – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA

«German Promises», Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam

«Bittersusse Zeiten». Barock und Gegenwart in der SOR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin, Kunsthaus Apolda, Apolda/Thuringen, Germany

«New Painting From Germany», Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

«2.5.0. – Object is Meditation and Poetry …», Grassi Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

2014 «Amorphophallus», Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany

«Die Leipziger Edition», Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany

«Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei der Gegenwart», Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany

«Kentucky Karaoke», DMNDKT, Berlin, Germany

«Chaos Hat», Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA bb, galerieKleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

«Bittersusse Zeiten». Barock Und Gegenwart In Der Sammlung Sor Rusche Oelde/ Berlin, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany

«Die Liebe, das Leben und der ganze Rest». Die Sammlung SOR Rusche, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany

«Mensch werde wesentlich – gemalt ist der Mensch mehr Mensch», Freunde Aktueller Kunst, Zwickau, Germany

2013 «Berlin Klondyke», Hipphalle Gmunden, Austria

«Cliche verre reloaded», Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, Germany

«Wahlverwandtschaften. Aktuelle Malerei und Zeichnung aus dem Museum Frieder Burda», Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf

«GEKAUFT – Neuerwerbungen der Grafischen Sammlung 2003 – 2013», Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany

«LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig», Centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

«Zweite», Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofener an der Ilm

«Berlin-Klondyke», Werkschauhalle 12, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig

«Theatre of the World», Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania

2012 «Berlin-Klondyke», Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstvereinm Pfaffenhofener an der Ilm

«German Now – From Leipzig», Seongnam Arts Center, Korea

«LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig», Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City

«LUBOK. Druckgrafik und Keunstlerbuecher aus Leipzig», Kulturbahnhof Eller, Duesseldorf 2012

2011 «Convoy Leipzig», Biksady Gallery, Budapest

«Parcours», Auf AEG, Nürnberg

«Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man», Galerie Reinhard Hauff

«After The Goldrush», art association Speyer

2010 «Paralleller», Ungt samtidsmaleri fra Norge/Leipzig, Kistefosmuseet, Jevnaker, Norway

2009 «60/40/20. Leipziger Kunst seit 1949,» Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig

«Menschenbilder 1620/2009. Zeitgenössische Bildnisse begegnen alten niederländischen Porträts,» Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh

2008 «The Soul, Manifesta 7, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Palazzo delle Poste, Trento, Italy

«Wie immer», Verein fuer Original-Radierung Muenchen, Munich

«New Leipzig School», CoBrA Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen

«Summer Exhibition», Royal Academy of Arts, London

«The Leipzig Phenomenon», Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest

«Collection», Richard E. Peeler Art Center, Greencastle

«Poets on Painters», Queens Library, Jamaica, NY; Sheldon Memorial Library Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

«Drawcula», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«Contemplating Modern Art», Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2007 «Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection», Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

«Poets on Painters», Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS; University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

«Silly Adults», Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

«Size Matters: XXL – recent large scale paintings», Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

«The Stuff What We Bought (Selected Purchases 2007)», Archeus, London, UK

2006 Christoph Ruckhäberle & Peter Busch, Kantor/Feuer, Los Angeles

«Zurueck zur Figur», Hypo Kunsthalle, Munich (cat.)

«Made In Leipzig», Sammlung-Essl Kunst Verwaltungs GmbH, Klosterneuburg, Austria

«Melancolia», Sommer Contemporary Arts, Tel-Aviv

«Triumph of Painting», Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

«Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection», SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; Katzen Arts Center Museum, American University, Washington, DC

«Ballkuenstler», Museum der Bildenden Kuenste, Leipzig (cat.)

2005 «Sutton Lane in Paris», Sutton Lane c/o Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris

«Cold Hearts: Artists from Leipzig», Arario Gallery, Korea

«Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection», MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

«From Leipzig: Works from the Ovitz Family Collection», The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

«Neo-Con, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby», New York, USA

«Reflection Part II», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London

«Baby Shower», Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

«The Leipzig and Dresden School», 2nd Prague Biennial of Contemporary Art

2004 «The New Leipzig School of Painting», Contemporary Museum, Baltimore

«East International», curated by Neo Rauch and Gerd Harry Lubke, Norwich School of Art and Design

«Clara Park», Marianne Boesky, New York

2003 «Grasland», Galerie Wassermann, Munich

«Lazarus Effekt», Biennal Prague

«Halbzeit», LIGA, Berlin

«Sieben Mal Malerei», Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

«Nicolai Wallner», Copenhague

2002 «Wunschbilder», Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

«Convoi», Metallgalerie, IG Metal, Frankfurt a. Main

«Zweidimensionale», Kunsthalle der Sparkassen Leipzig

«Leipziger Lerchen Junge Malerei im Kulturhof Flachsgasse», Speyer

«5 x 5 junge Kunst aus Sachsen», Neue Sächsische Galerie Chemnitz

«Junge Kunst aus Leipzig», Kunstverein Sulzfeld

«5 aus 11», LIGA, Berlin

2001 «Malerei», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«Junge Malerei», Galerie Binz und Krämer, Cologne

2000 «Junge Kunst 5», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

«Malerei», LIGA, Leipzig

«Steibs Hof», Leipzig

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016 Smith, Roberta. «What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week. Christoph Ruckhäberle», New York Times, December 22

2015 Tasos & Marina. «How artist Christoph Ruckhäberle seamlessly fuses art, cinema & print», thehundreds.com, January 26  

«Der Tanz geht weiter», Sabine Reithmaier, Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 28

2014 «POLKA / Christoph Ruckhäberle» dorftv.at, February 4

2013 Karen Rosenberg «Christoph Ruckhäberle: Frühstück im Freien», New York Times, October 24

«Berlin: Christoph Ruchäberle», review by Anna-Lena Werner, Artfridge, April 9

2011 Christoph Tannert. «Christoph Ruckhäberle», Vitamin P2, Phaidon, 2011, 262-263

Sarah Suzuki. «What Is a Print?: Selections from the Museum of Modern Art», MoMa, 2011

2010 Roberta Smith. «It’s Not Dry Yet», New York Times, March 28

Paralleller, Ungt samtidsmaleri fra Norge/Leipzig, exhibition catalogue, Kistefosmuseet, Jevnaker, Norway

2007 Veglahn, Sara. «Sara Veglahn on Christoph Ruckhäberle.» Poets on Painters. Katie Geha and Travis Nichols. Wichita, KS: Ulrich Museum of Art

2006 Zamudio, Raul. «Christoph Ruckhäberle», Flash Art, July-September

Mullins, Charlotte, ed. Painting People: Figure Painting Today. London: Thames and Hudson,

Pagel, David. «Making these seemingly opposites attractive.» The Los Angeles Times 20 Oct. 2006: E28

Smith, Roberta. «Christoph Ruckhäberle», New York Times, April 7

«Goings on about Town», The New Yorker, April 3

2005 «Die Flasche Bakbub», published by Galerie Kleindienst, Sutton Lane, Nicolai Wallner and Zach Feuer. Kerber Verlag, Leipzig

Volk, Gregory. «Figuring the New Germany», Art in America, June / July 2005

Marsh, Andrew. «Christoph Ruckhäberle», Flash Art, January 2005

«The Triumph of Painting», The Saatchi Gallery, London

2004 Johnson, Ken. «’Clara Park’ ‘Positions of Contemporary Painting From Leipzig’», New York Times, September 24, 2004

Egan, Maura. «Neue School», New York Times Magazine, September 2004

«Christoph Ruckhäberle», Art Review, September 2004

Villinger, Carina. «A League of Their Own», Art + Auction, p 92- 97 (p 96).

Langbein, Nicole. «Christoph Ruckhäberle: Life on Stage», East International, Norwich School of Art and Design, exhibition catalogue

«Rubell Family Collection: ‘Not Afraid’», Phaidon, New York / London, (p. 230)

2003 Schmit, Hans-Werner. «Christoph Ruckhäberle: Lazy Sunday Afternoon», Zwickau: Der Städtischen Museen Zwickau

2002 Pfüller, Volker. «Christoph Ruckhäberle», Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

Akademie

10 Mar, 2007-14 Apr, 2007

Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London

Christoph Ruckhäberle
Akademie

10 March – 14 April, 2007
Sutton Lane, London

Sutton Lane is pleased to announce the third exhibition in London of Christoph Ruckhäberle.

With this new series of paintings Ruckhäberle embraces aesthetics of primitivism. His painted characters are no longer found in large troupes; they now exist as individuals or in small groups. Similarly, the psychological alienation alluded to in earlier works has been replaced by a physical estrangement. Ruckhäberle’s stylisation of his characters means they exist as almost figurative abstractions, while paradoxically becoming all the more concrete in essence. They directly reference the masks used within the tradition of Noh theatre. Like the Noh masks Ruckhäberle’s carnivalesque characters stare out from their blank, cut-out faces as if awaiting their cue.

Past exhibitions include solo Exhibition at Sutton Lane Paris, “Zurueck zur Figur”, Hypo Kunsthalle, Munich (cat.), “Made In Leipzig”, Sammlung-Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria(cat.), “Ballkuenstler”, Museum der Bildenden Kuenste, Leipzig (cat.), “From Leipzig: works from the Ovitz Family Collection”, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, “Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection”, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA.

Ruckhäberle’s work has recently been acquired by MOMA, the Rubell Family Collection, the Essl Collection, the Olbricht Collection, the Saatchi Collection, the Ovitz Family Collection and the Arario Collection.

Painting & Linocuts 2003 – 2006

08 Nov, 2006-23 Dec, 2006

Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris

Äpfel und Birden

29 Jun, 2006-29 Jul, 2006

Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London

CHRISTOPH RUCKHÄBERLE
ÄPFEL UND BIRNEN

29 June – 29 July, 2006
Sutton Lane, London.

Sutton Lane is pleased to present Äpfel und Birnen, an exhibition of prints by Christoph Ruckhäberle.

This is the first time that the artist has exhibited work in this medium. The printmaking processes provide an ideal environment for Ruckhäberle’s interest in line and the process of working with successive layers and colours. For Äpfel und Birnen the artist has produced nine linocuts, in colour and black and white, and ten colour lithographs.

Recent exhibitions include the Sammlung Essl, Austria, the Rubell Family Collection, MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA, and « From Leipzig: Works from the Ovitz Family Collection », at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In 2005, Sutton Lane co-published « Die Flasche Bakbuk », a catalogue of Christoph Ruckhäberle’s works to date, with Zach Feuer Gallery, Galerie Kleindienst & Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

In November 2006 Christoph Ruckhäberle will have an exhibition of paintings at Sutton Lane – Paris (opening November 18th).

Art Brussels

23 Apr, 2010-26 Apr, 2010

Brussels

Bäckerei

12 Nov, 2009-20 Dec, 2009

Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Brussels

Christoph Ruckhäberle
Bäckerei
12 November – 20 December 2009
Sutton Lane, Brussels

Sutton Lane has started a series of exhibitions in Brussels. The second exhibit is Bäckerei by German artist Christoph Ruckhäberle.

The exhibition comprises a series of new paintings and large-scale, oil pastel drawings. The works on paper are the continuation of a series exhibited at Sutton Lane, Paris in January 2009, and at the Migros Museum in Zurich in May this year.

The individual figure has taken center stage in Ruckhäberle’s work, and his interest in conveying a dense, multi-faceted representation of the persona has become more evident.

The ‘tame’ representation of mask-like faces (seen in Paris and Zurich) makes way to a more experimental approach that demonstrates the artist’s pleasure in engaging with his subject in a more immediate way. The use of the oil pastel gives him more freedom to play with form, colour and arrangement.

The title Bäckerei refers to the studio of the artist, site of experimentation and investigation.

Christoph Ruckhäberle has recently had a solo exhibition at Migros Museum in Zurich.

Past group exhibitions include Manifesta 7 (2008), The Leipzig Phenomenon at Kunsthalle Budapest (2008), Zurueck zur Figur at Hypo Kunsthalle, Munich (cat.) in 2006, Made In Leipzig at Sammlung-Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria (cat.) in 2006, From Leipzig: works from the Ovitz Family Collection at Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2005), Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2005).

The artist’s work forms part of the collection of MoMA (New York), the collection of Migros Museum, Zurich, the Rubell Family Collection (Miami), the Essl Collection (Austria), the Olbricht Collection (Germany), the Saatchi Collection (London), the Ovitz Family Collection (Los Angeles) and the Arario Collection (Korea).

Dessins

07 Feb, 2009-04 Mar, 2009

Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti, Paris

Christoph Ruckhäberle
Dessins
February 7 – March 4, 2009
Sutton Lane, Paris

Sutton Lane is pleased to present Dessins, an exhibition of new works on paper by Christoph Ruckhäberle.

With this series of oil pastel drawings the artist embraces a new medium and further explores his interest in line and colour. The use of oil pastel adds a new quality to Ruckhäberle’s work where the process of working with multiple layers and colours – characteristic of the artist’s paintings – gives way to a more direct approach to the figure. The composition of the work lies in the successive superposition of geometric elements, selected and rearranged in various configurations throughout the series.

The exhibition comprises a selection of 36 portraits building on a recent series of paintings shown at Manifesta 7 and an assemblage of linocuts acquired by MoMA in 2007. The investigation of the portrait genre plays an important role in Ruckhäberle’s practice.

The enigmatic and stylised faces displayed in the exhibition evoke African masks and carnivalesque characters. The artist provides no clues as to the origin of the depicted persona. These portraits, strangely suspended in time and painted from memory and imagination, make visible the construction of reality within the genre and invest it with new life.

Christoph Ruckhäberle lives and works in Leipzig. The Migros Museum in Zurich will host an extensive solo exhibition in May this year.

Past group exhibitions include Manifesta 7 (2008), The Leipzig Phenomenon at Kunsthalle Budapest (2008), Zurueck zur Figur at Hypo Kunsthalle, Munich (cat.) in 2006, Made In Leipzig at Sammlung-Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria(cat.) in 2006, From Leipzig: works from the Ovitz Family Collection at Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2005), Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2005).

The artist’s work forms part of the collection of MoMA (New York), the Rubell Family Collection (Miami), the Essl Collection (Austria), the Olbricht Collection (Germany), the Saatchi Collection (London), the Ovitz Family Collection (Los Angeles) and the Arario Collection (Korea).

Die Stadt

09 Jun, 2012-23 Jul, 2012

Campoli Presti, Paris

Christoph Ruckhäberle
Die Stadt
9 June – 23 July 2012
Campoli Presti London

Campoli Presti is pleased to present Die Stadt, Christoph Ruckhäberle’s sixth exhibition at the gallery.

The visual world of Ruckhäberle is populated by odd hard-edged figures standing in front of rhythmic backgrounds. Vivid drawings of faces are composed from a rich and playful vocabulary of forms. The seemingly naïve quality of the paintings is subdued by a mysterious, bittersweet tone that gives a disconnecting feeling of timelessness and a sense of alienation in most of his characters.

The successive superposition of elements, selected and rearranged in various configurations gives a quality in Ruckhäberle’s work that he describes as “a construction of reality, not a representation or impression.” Rather than depicting reality, he builds scenes of interaction by distributing sharply separated figure fields and individual colour layers. These broken forms reveal the relationship between Ruckhäberle’s knowledge of classical painting and his training in film.

This most recent body of paintings reveals his interest in experimental German cinema from the 1920s which explored the use of fast cutting to create rhythm and rapid display of sequences. In Ruckhäberle’s series of sequenced portraits, each subject forms a distinct narrative unit yet connected by a certain mechanical rhythm. Just as Fritz Lang Metropolis’ stupefying repetitions of the clock, these reproduced figures end up estranged by automatism. Exploring the boundaries between the individual’s own and forced tempo, cinema’s ability to visualise movement is transferred into painting.

Christoph Ruckhäberle lives and works in Leipzig. His work is part of the permanent collections of MoMA, New York and the Migros Museum, Zurich. Ruckhäberle studied between 1991 and 1992 at the California Institute of Arts Valencia, and graduated in his Master studies in Leipzig under Prof. Arno Rink. His work was recently exhibited at the Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City as part of the group exhibition LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig. Past exhibitions include Christoph Ruckhäberle, Migros Museum, Zurich (2009), Manifesta 7 (2008), Life After Death, Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2007) and Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London (2006).

A Moveable Feast – Part VIII

05 Apr, 2014-26 Apr, 2014

Campoli Presti, Paris

A Moveable Feast – Part VIII
Christoph Ruckhäberle
5 – 26 April 2014
Campoli Presti, Paris

Campoli Presti is pleased to announce the eighth part of A Moveable Feast – a year-long exhibition marking the gallery’s tenth anniversary – with a solo presentation by Christoph Ruckhäberle. The exhibition comprises four new paintings and a wallpaper installation.

This group of paintings presented in the exhibition feature indifferent women in languid poses. Although inspired by the classical figure of the muse portrayed indoors, the women are organised in surrealist angles. Placed in different interior settings, they evoke the artifice of theatrical backdrops, a motif that is extended in the wallpaper installation.

Ruckhäberle’s paintings are formed from a rich vocabulary of playful geometry and vivid colours that result in disconnected perspectives and rhythmic backgrounds. The successive superposition of elements, selected and rearranged in various configurations gives a quality in Ruckhäberle’s work that he describes as “a construction of reality, not a representation or impression”.

The use of independent colour fields and their organisation into background patterns reveal Ruckhäberle ‘s affinity with the linocut and other printmaking techniques that he develops in his graphic company Lubok Verlag, founded by the artist in 2007.

Christoph Ruckhäberle lives and works in Leipzig. His work is part of the permanent collections of MoMA, New York and the Migros Museum, Zurich. Ruckhäberle studied between 1991 and 1992 at the California Institute of Arts Valencia, and graduated in his Master studies in Leipzig under Prof. Arno Rink. Wels Stadtgalerie, Austria is currently hosting a solo exhibition of his work. His work was recently exhibited at the Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City (2012) traveling to Centro Cultural Clavijero, Michoacan (2013) as part of the group exhibition LUBOK. Grafica contemporánea y libros de artistas de Leipzig. Past exhibitions include Christoph Ruckhäberle, Migros Museum, Zurich (2009), Manifesta 7 (2008), Life After Death, Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2007) and Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London (2006).