RUAN HOFFMANN: Boon_Room, Paris
Halfway between art and design, ceramist Ruan Hoffmann is a distinct artist that draws his intentions in and within the plates that he sculpts. After a successful show in Los Angeles this summer, the Spaceless Gallery was excited to present another selection of works by Ruan in a completely different space and context, right in the heart of Paris.
For the very first time, Ruan's ceramic wonders were showcased in the renowned BOON space founded by Kristofer Kongshaug where art, design and fashion meet. Showcasing sixty unique porcelain plates, the exhibition unveiled a tale of form, function and expression. What is striking in Ruan's work, is his use of words and imagery that draws you to the mind of the artist, where he unapologetically expresses the nuances of life and symbolic hard truths with humor and style. Yet, Ruan does not aim to dictate a thought but rather triggers reflections and interpretations. Akin to fortune-telling teacups, Ruan's colorfully glazed plates inspired, challenged and resonated with one and all.
◊ Boon_Room, 9 rue Lesdiguières, Paris