Max Ruf (b. 1982, Germany) lives and works in Berlin and Lisbon. The artist’s paintings correspond to a landscape which is both natural and artificial; symbolic and physical. The tensions between these qualities merge with the material plasticity of paint to articulate an experiential reification of visual and sensorial experience.
Ruf holds a master’s degree in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. Selected solo exhibitions include: Josey, Norwich (upcoming, 2023), Forward, Union Pacific, London, United Kingdom (2019), ZERO, Svit, Prague, Czech Republic (2018) and NIMBYS, Zabriskie Point, Geneva, Switzerland (2017). Selected group exhibitions include: Terminus, Spencer Brownstone, New York, NY, USA (2023), Nuno Centeno, Porto, Portugal (2022), Architektura, Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne, Germa (2021), and Gestaltung der Zukunft, Arp Museum, Bonn, Germany (2019).