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Igor Ruf

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In his practice, Igor Ruf explores the relations between object and non-object, and memory as a starting point for a work of art. In his work, he treats objects as a construct of memory, memory as a cognitive ability to reconstruct past experiences, whether autobiographical ones or ones experienced through media such as film and music. The range of his research goes from unrecorded narratives which were spread by oral tradition in his wider environment up to phantasmic images from childhood. In his recent works, he deals with the somewhat absurd connections of his personal fascinations and everyday objects or events. Also, he often deals with humorous self-positioning within society in general. Recent solo shows include House of Tartzans Mom, Academia Moderna, Zagreb, Croatia; Exhibition of hills, furniture and walking spaces, MKC Split, Croatia; Exhibition of hills, furniture and walking spaces, SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia; North,south,east,jam and boom, Plevnik Kronkowska Gallery, Celje, Slovenia; Bure Baruta, (with Vlatka Škoro and Ana Petrović), Kazamat Gallery,Osijek. His awards include Radoslav Putar Award, 2014; 31st Youth Salon Award, 2012; and Grand Prize at the XI Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, 2012.

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