Thomas Ruff

“One day in 2000 I was downloading pictures from the internet to use in my work, and I noticed some of them were broken up into little squares. It created quite a painterly, impressionistic structure, and rendered parts of what was often an ugly image very beautiful. I looked into it, and found the Jpeg file-compression software was responsible.”

Thomas Ruff’s best shot, an interview by Leo Benedictus
The Guardian, Thursday 11 June 2009

© Thomas Ruff

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