Lugo (RA), Italy, 1976
Riccardo Baruzzi is an artist who uses mostly painting and drawing to conduct an investigation of the possibilities of representation, between figurative imagery and abstract synthesis.
In recent years, with certain series like P. P. (Porta pittura, 2010) and Ordine (2014), he has also worked on the borderline between the material dimension of the painting, the “painting as object,” and that of the painting as a device of representation and narrative.
Baruzzi’s activity takes on different, interchangeable forms: painting, drawing, but also performances or installations, often overlapping challenge the univocal character of the art object.
He has always accompanied his visual practice with research on sound, exploiting the physical structure of turntables and fabricating objects as instrument/works he uses in his performances to establish gestural and semantic affinities between drawing and rhythmical-musical composition, giving rise to a creative process of reciprocal aural and visual influences.
Riccardo Barruzzi, Ordine/Three lovelies Lesbos, 2017, mixed media on linen and acrylic on card, cm.60x75
Riccardo Baruzzi, Ordine_Saturday afternoon, 2015, oil pastel and tempera on calicot and acrylic on card, cm.120x150
Riccardo Barruzzi, Cetriolo con natura morta rovesciata, 2016, graphite and egg tempera on canvas, cm.60x75
Riccardo Barruzzi, Scorza di limone con natura morta rovesciata, 2016, graphite and egg tempera on canvas, cm.60x75
Riccardo Barruzzi, Sirena e Tritone, 2017, oil on linen, diptych, cm.50x40 each
, Madonna, 2017, graphite, watercolor and ink on canvas and acrylic on paper, cm.75x60
Riccardo Baruzzi, Un chilo e qualcosa di due colori, 2015, grease pencil on oil on board, 4 boards cm.50x40 each
Riccardo Baruzzi, Porta pittura delle tre mosse, 2016, graphite, ink, tempera on cotton, 7 canvases, cm.50x40 each + device
Riccardo Baruzzi, Porta pittura delle tre mosse, 2016, graphite, ink, tempera on cotton, 7 canvases, cm.50x40 each + device, detail
Riccardo Barruzzi, Sleep as fuck, 2014, marker on paper, cm.50x73
Riccardo Barruzzi, Double dose of depravity DBM, 2014, marker on paper, cm.50x73
Riccardo Baruzzi, Zeropuntoventicinque, 2017, ink on paper, cm.50x67
Riccardo Baruzzi, Zeropuntoventicinque, 2017, ink on paper, cm.29,7x42