Lisa Ruyter




Lisa Ruyter

Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with American born,
Vienna based artist Lisa Ruyter.

Lisa Ruyter’s painting practice is rooted in the photographic; each of the artist’s
works begins with a photograph ・seemingly casual, sometimes diaristic yet chosen with
an eye towards a possible future painting. Characterized by a surface simplicity; images
are presented in outline and rendered recognizable through Ruyter’s use of line and flat
planes of color.Representational issues are often complicated through Ruyter’s choice of
non-naturalistic color; seldom is the pictured object/person/place presented in a color
corresponding to photographic reality; rather, color is used in a disruptive manner
highlighting an inherently abstract nature of and any subsequent re-presentation.

The present exhibition consists of a series of new paintings as well as a site-specific
wall piece. The new body of work focuses on images of both viewing as well
as individuals engaged in the act of photographing; in each instance the is left
un-pictured.

Ruyter’s work has been included in numerous international museum exhibitions including
the Museum of Modern Art, USA; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; P.S.1Contemporary Art Center,
USA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA; Schirn Kunsthalle, Germany; and the Abbaye
Saint-Andre Center d’lart contemporain, France; and Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip
Morris, USA

Takaishii Gallery

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