Lugo (RA), Italy, 1976
The research of Riccardo Baruzzi is structured around the physical and poetic principles of drawing and sound. Rhythm and the movement of drawn strokes, the resilience of a surface, the pain in a muscle, the sound and sign produced by the falling of a body: every element that connects the limbs and the tools of the artist to the canvas or the paper has a value in Riccardo Baruzzi’s work.
The artist born in Lugo in 1976 paints drawings and draws paintings to reveal the origin of images, tracing back to the essence as signs. In this operation of analysis and subsequent synthesis of the hidden structure of things, at times Riccardo Baruzzi involves the human element: the artist’s performance works call for the participation of art students, collectors, gallerists, assigned a role of interaction with the display of the painting or the very moment of its creation.
Flowers, pornography, madonnas, tackles, horses, divinities, abaci all encounter their semantic and pictorial sublimation in a universe of semi-transparent canvases, invented brushes, pencils five meters long, perfect cacophonies and deceptive euphonies, boxes that tremble, turntables and cooling fans that rotate to generate polyrhythms in the widest range of timbres.
Riccardo Baruzzi, Quadro audiofilo (Floorplanner), 2021, acrylic on canvas, spray on wood, pencil on wood paper, noise-absorbing panel, cm. 240x180
Riccardo Baruzzi, Giunco, 2019, iron, spray, hook, dry flowers, cm.107x34
Riccardo Barruzzi, Acustê dri dri, 2019, snare drum, painted canvas, ex-bug, lead-fishing, cm.50x40x80
Riccardo Baruzzi, Bilancione (ragazze del blog), 2019, iron structure, nylon cloth, 20 drawings A3 format, cm.140x110x80
Riccardo Baruzzi, Abaco, 2018, pastel on wood, acrylic on paper, tempera, acrylic and pastel on linen, cm.50x40
Riccardo Baruzzi, Porta pittura, 2016, 7 canvases, cm. 40x30 each + device
Riccardo Barruzzi, Quasi quindici chili di grigi, 2016, grease pencil on oil on board, cm.70x60 each (7 boards)
Riccardo Baruzzi, Silvia, 2010, photo print on paper, diptych, cm.45x76