Valentin Ruhry focuses on issues relating to sculptural art in order to translate this art form into contiguous visual art disciplines such as painting. The artist’s first monograph has been published in accompaniment to his solo exhibition »réclamer« in Graz’ Künstlerhaus – Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–). With the light box frames that the artist arranged in the Graz exhibition space, Ruhry references advertising or the promotional function connoted by the light boxes, and in doing so exhibits their loss of function. In a way that is characteristic to Ruhry’s work, the objects increasingly focus on the immediate space that surrounds them, the interactive projections of light and shadow and the analysis of light art in general. The publication presents the artist’s current works as well as a range of pieces from the past years.
140 pages, numerous illustrations in colour, German/English
With texts by Aaron Bogart, Christian Egger, Christiane Meyer-Stoll
Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, 2013
Edited by Sandro Droschl and Christine König