Pietro Ruffo
Rome, Italy


Artist’s Statement

I grew up in Rome, which is a very special city because it is layered: every age has been built on the ruins of earlier times. This idea of layering comes up a lot in my practice.

Through paper my work deals with social and moral concerns, as well as my stance on specific ethical issues.

Projects that I am focusing on now, revolve around the concept of freedom. My new works use paper and cartographic maps which I cut, paint, assemble, and configure into complex images that refer directly to the political ideals expressed by the protesters during the recent uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.

Artist’s Links

artist’s website: www.pietroruffo.com    

gallery links:    www.blainsouthern.com