|Cuándo:||16 nov de 2016 - 14 ene de 2017|
|Inauguración:||16 nov de 2016 / 22:00|
|Dónde:||Múrias Centeno - Lisboa / Rua Capitão Leitão 10/16 / Lisboa, Portugal|
|Organizada por:||Múrias Centeno|
|Artistas participantes:||Max Ruf|
If you look out from an empty field into a dark sky, you get the impression that you are standing on a flat plate, enclosed by a giant dome. Our perception of depth fails us, for the distant objects we see in the sky. This creates the appearance that all of the stars have the same distance. We observe the sky as it looks, not as it is. You feel like you are on top of the Earth (the result of gravity drawing you toward the Earth’s center.) You are at a latitude (your location along an arc from the Earth’s equator to the rotation pole, given by lower case Greek letter Phi) of 45°, halfway between the Earth’s equator and the North Pole. The latitude of the North Pole is 90°, that of the equator 0°. The Earth appears to lie at the center of a fictional celestial sphere. You pretend that you are inside the sphere at the center looking out around you. Above your head is your zenith, while directly below you is your nadir (both of which are points on the celestial sphere). In between is the great circle of the horizon, which is the circle on the celestial sphere cut by a plane tangent to the Earth at your feet. Everything in the sky above the horizon is visible, while everything below it is not. For his second exhibition at Murias Centeno, Max Ruf presents a selection of paintings that articulate their own passage and unfold as one collective body. MAX RUF Born in Germany, 1982 Lives and works in Berlin and London By adopting the trope of the journeying plein-air artist, Max Ruf articulates his movements and displacement through different natural environments to merge together the pressures of site with the material plasticity of paint. In this way, his paintings, objects and video works question whether to be understood as the backlog of a performative and enduring event or as the expression of our desire to reify our visual and sensorial experience. His gestural approach to the canvas is resonant with his movements correspondence to a moving landscape that is both natural and artificial as well as physical and symbolic. Max Ruf completed his MA at the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. After having participated the Faap residency in Sao Paulo, he is currently living between London and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include 6:45, Murias Centeno, Lisbon (2014), and La Passion Est Une Chance, CSA, Vancouver (2013). Group shows include Nimm ́s Mal Easy, Ausstellungsraum, Klingenthal, Basel and Jac Leirner, Albert Baronian, Brussels (both 2015). Union, Union Pacific, London; Postcodes, Soft, Casa de Povo, São Paulo and Oliver Osborne, Emanuel Rohss, Max Ruf, Carl Kostyal, London (all 2014). He was part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the Institute Of Contemporary Art, London in 2013.
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