Christoph Ruckhäberle: Falsche Figuration
Christoph Ruckhäberle... Grosse Dame (Large Lady, 2007, Oil on canvas). From the exhibiton Christoph Ruckhäberle: Falsche Figuration at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen, Denmark. "...Ruckhäberle's work represents a compositional jigsaw puzzle, each element an individually delineated shape filling a gap in the whole: L-shaped knees disjointedly connected to trapeze skirts, and tubular arms and legs unite square bodies - the individual elements locked together without a sense of grounded order. A rhythmic pattern of triangles between the juxtaposed limbs gives form and movement to the figures. This space in-between sums up a classic painterly paradox, how solid mass is only made possible by absence."