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His list of applications is limitless, from transgenic plants to the genetic modifications of animals. In the 80s, for example, he was playing with metaphors of neuroscience, artificial intelligence and phenomenology.

The Artist is considered the father of Cybernetic Existentialism: the title appeared, for the first time, at Spazio Italia gallery in Soho, New York, where his paintings, introduced by his friend and curator Carmen Gallo, drew praise from the most discriminating collectors.

His art has evolved in tandem with technology in a journey that started with the invention of integrated circuits at the end of the 50s, moved through bar codes and on to the microchips of today. He endows these microchips with the capacity to adapt to the ever-changing needs of man and his psyche.

The power of the message is softened by the inclusion of relaxed and ageless robots in an almost theatrical composition that sometimes brings to mind the great heroes of the classics or the chorus of a Greek tragedy.

He paints instinctively. And whether he fills his canvasses with disappointment or enthusiasm, they are all an affirmation of freedom.

Ruffo’s work has a relevance that transcends his time: he introduces the viewer with existential paradox that often escapes systematic reason, like the cybernetic dissolution of boundaries between humans and technology.

Born in Florence, he spent most of his life in Milan, always in contact with intellectuals and artists, including Lucio Fontana. 

At the end of the 50’s, while Lucio Fontana began to puncture and cut his canvasses, Ruffo started to paint, or even glue or saw sensors and integrated circuits, formulating his theory of art as the interpreter of modern-day communication.

Ruffo Caselli’s paintings were shown in over 120 important exhibits in Italy, in the United States, in South Korea, in Dubay and in South America, where he has received numerous awards for excellence in Art. 

Today, his work is treasured by the Center for the Multidisciplinary study of Cybernetic Existentialism and is available for traveling exhibits.
Ruffo Caselli featured artist for Vol. 17, No. 1-2
Cybernetic and Human Knowing
(Cybernetics and Human Knowing is a quarterly international multi- and interdisciplinary journal on second order cybernetics, autopoiesis and cybersemiotics.)


 
Ruffo Caselli is represented by the Center for The Multidisciplinary Study of Cybernetic Existentialism of New York , Curator Carmen Gallo
Ruffo Caselli is represented by the Center for The Multidisciplinary Study of Cybernetic Existentialism of New York , Curator Carmen Gallo
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