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 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 Barruzzi, Fioritura, 2018, pastel on wood, acrylic on paper and graphite on linen, cm.50x40
Riccardo Barruzzi, Fioritura (Oriente), 2018, pastel on wood, acrylic on paper and graphite on linen, cm.50x40
Riccardo Baruzzi, Fioritura (San Francisco), 2018, tempera on wood, pastel on linen, acrylic on paper, cm.50x40
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