Merging Cubist portraiture with the perky colors of Pop and cartoon draughtsmanship, Leipzig painter Christoph Ruckhäberle (born 1972) has built a gallery of mask-like characters who seem as much a demonstration of color and form as an exploration of character. This limited-edition artist's book assembles linocuts and offset pages in a lovely Japanese binding.
Published by Kerber/Edition Young Art. Essay by Hans-Werner Schmidt.
These bright, blocky portaits--and what look like slumber-party scenes--represent four key years, 2002-2005, in the rise of this young painter from the Leipzig school. Hans-Werner Schmidt, the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts there, contributes text.