In Bennett Simpson’s opening essay for Ruff’s “jpegs“, the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles remarks: “Jpegs is about the way photographs have become most widely experienced today, as digital images on the Web, compressed and hyper-functionalized…” Presenting a collection of images found on the web, and enlarged by the artist, “jpegs” is meant as both a social and technological reflection characteristic of the photographer’s work. Depicted pixelated scenes range from an al-Qaeda training camp to architectural portrayals, a mix of toxic topics sure to confound many a viewer. You might find the end result slightly blurry and too popular for your tastes, but you can’t deny Ruff’s research meticulosity and technological ingenuity.

Photography Yassin Serghini

Photography Yassin Serghini

Photography Yassin Serghini

Photography Yassin Serghini