Lugo, Italy, 1976.
Lives and works in Bologna, Italy.
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.
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.
Recent exhibitions include solo projects at Museo di Villa Croce, Genova, Chiesa dell’ex convento dei Capuccini, Ravenna, P420 in Bologna and Galeria Jaqueline Martins in São Paulo. Group shows include projects in Biennale del disegno, Rimini, Reale Accademia di Spagna, Roma, and the show No Soul For Sale, inside the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London.