NON SIAMO ANCORA STATI SALVATI

Pietro Ruffo

  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Non siamo ancora stati salvati
  • Home sweet home. 2011. Watercolor and cut-outs on paper. H121 x 60 x 60 cm
  • Home sweet home. 2011. Watercolor and cut-outs on paper. H121 x 60 x 60 cm
  • Home sweet home (detail)
  • 03.10. 2011. Graphite and cut out on paper. 205 x H250 cm x 10 cm
  • 03.10. 2011 (detail)
  • Liberty Forest Series
  • Liberty Forest 1. 2012. Ink gesso and cut-outs on paper. 90 x120 cm
  • Liberty Forest 2. 2012. Ink gesso and cut-outs on paper. 90 x120 cm
  • Liberty Forest 3. 2012. Ink gesso and cut-outs on paper. 90 x 120 cm
  • LIberty house. 2011. Wood mirror watercolour and cut outs on paper. H255cm 210 x 250 cm
  • Liberty house (detail)
  • Non siamo stati ancora salvati 1. 2011. Print and cut-outs on paper. 26.5 x 32 cm
  • Non siamo stati ancora salvati 5. 2011. Print and cut-outs on paper. 26.5 x 32 cm
  • Flag of Syria. 2011. Ink acrylic and gesso on paper. 87 x 101.5 x 10 cm
  • Flag of Hamas. 2011. Ink acrylic and gesso on paper. 87 x 101.5 x 10 cm
  • Flag of Lebanon. 2011. Ink acrylic and gesso on paper. 87 x 101.5 x 10 cm

Release

Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, in collaboration with Paolo Maistri, presents the first solo show in Spain of Pietro Ruffo. Drawings and installations composed of a great visual impact, Non siamo ancora stati Salvati (We have not yet been saved) reflects on freedom, power and politics of territorial occupation. Inspired by the "Arab spring", Pietro Ruffo has made a site-specific installation Liberty House (2011). On the walls inside the house, the artist draws with great skill a forest in which the viewer is immersed. On one wall in relief, it reads a thought of Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran: "And if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed."


The series Untitled (2010 - 2011) are composed of large format drawings with a multitude of paper dragonflies embedded on the surface. Sometimes used as a symbol of delicacy and freedom, this swarm of dragonflies, with its swift flight and no precise direction, also recalls its brief existence.

The exhibition is complemented by a series of flags, Flags (2010 -2011), drawn on maps. With this gesture of territorial "contamination", the artist questions the construction of collective identity and geopolitical boundaries.


As pointed out by Paolo Maistri, curator of the exhibition, "these works fly over a world in constant transformation, profound and necessary, pursuing that intangible, elusive and desirable freedom".

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Artists pages

Pietro Ruffo

Past Exhibitions 2012 Top top

  • 21/10/2011
    NON SIAMO ANCORA STATI SALVATI
    Pietro Ruffo

    Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, in collaboration with Paolo Maistri, presents the first solo show in Spain of Pietro…
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  • 21/06/2012
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE INVISIBLE
    Andrea Galvani William Lamson

    The Architecture of the Invisible brings together a set of photographic and audiovisual works…
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  • 19/04/2012
    UN VOYAGE IMMOBILE
    Helene Gerster

    Between mind and city

    Cross the threshold into the unexpected. Beyond this point lies…
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  • 19/01/2012
    KAC: ALBA & EDUNIA
    Eduardo Kac

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery is proud to present Quo Artis Foundation, created by the gallery to promote…
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  • 05/10/2012
    BEHIND THE PORTRAIT
    Group show

    Behind, Before and Around Portraiture

    Portraiture, like landscape, was much more than a traditional…
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Past Exhibitions 2011 Top top

  • 3/12/2010
    CONTIGUITY
    Santiago Rogado

    The work of Giacomo Santiago Rogado, eminently pictorial, consists of a study of contrasts; contrasts between the… Read ›

  • 28/04/2011
    NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF A FICTION, AND EVEN LESS SO IF THAT FICTION IS REAL
    Andrea Nacach

    "No one wants to be part of a fiction, and even less so if that fiction is… Read ›

  • 10/06/2011
    CTRL ALT HOME
    Hugo Orlandini

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the latest works by Hugo Orlandini (1974), a Cuban artist based in… Read ›

Past Exhibitions 2010 Top top

  • 9/09/2010
    SCALE FEELING
    Vitaly Pushnitsky

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the work of Vitaly Pushnitsky, a Russian artist who lives in St.…
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  • 3/06/2010
    PLAYING IN TIME OF CRISIS

    Derivart were born in 2004 in Barcelona, with the interest in exploring the intersection between…
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  • 12/05/2010
    S.A.D. CO THE BLIND CASTLE
    Tomás Ochoa

    With the exhibition S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle by Tomás Ochoa, Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery…
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  • 09/04/2010
    DES·UBICADOS
    Maider López Miguel Trillo Evru

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents Des·ubicados (Out of place) , show of photography, drawing, sculpture and video. In this selection…
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