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Barbara Ruhdorfer

My name is Barbara Ruhdorfer. I was born in Regen, Bavaria (Germany) and live in Aotearoa since 1996. As a student of fine art with a Fine Arts Degree from University Regensburg, I explored different media, worked on sculptures, pottery, drawings, figurative, sand and abstract paintings. 

 

When I first came to New Zealand from Germany, to work as a full time artist, I was greatly impressed and inspired by the rugged but beautiful landscape. Shaped by seismic and volcanic activity, and the eroding forces of wind and water, I loved to represent the landscape I saw.
 
Increasingly I have become interested in the effect of erosion on stretches of rock, tree trunks, and mud flats. The patterned reliefs, structures and monochrome colours I found, though essentially natural, have steered me towards an exploration of abstract compositions.
 
While a lot of my art still is reminiscent of the natural phenomena described, I have now entered a phase where I want to find abstracted ways of expressing more of my own inner landscape.
If abstraction means a ‘taking away’ of something, in this case the realistic depiction of landscape, whether seen from a distance or with close up detail, something else needs to be added.
 
What I am exploring now are pictorial ways to let the mind rest. To blot out all the outer distractions of our busy lives, if only for a while. We can turn to nature to find stillness of mind, and relaxation. Or we can look at a piece of artwork that embodies balance in form and colour, and let it unfold its subconscious effects.

Barbarah Ruhdorfer
Upcoming Solo Exhibition
"Looking Forward, Looking Back"

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“Through the looking glass“

Size: 1220 mm wide by 920 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $3800

Status: Available

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“Erosion II“

Size: 1220 mm wide by 930 mm high

Medium:  Mixed Media on Canvas

Price: $3545

Status: Available

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“Shifting focus“

Size: 930 mm wide by 1220 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $4800

Status: Available

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“Far away"

Size: 1220 mm wide by 920 mm high

Medium:  Mixed Media on Canvas

Price: $2400

Status: Available

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“Out of the suburbs“

Size: 1520 mm wide by 910 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $2950

Status: Available

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“Life under water“

Size: 1520 mm wide by 1230 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $5200

Status: Available

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“Field Day“

Size: 800 mm wide by 1000 mm high

Medium:  Sand from various beaches on Canvas

Price: $1480

Status: Available

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“Feast of night“

Size: 910 mm wide by 770 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $1280

Status: Available

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“Effervescent“

Size: 610 mm wide by 920 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $1180

Status: Available

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“Balance“

Size: 1530 mm wide by 500 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $2480

Status: Available

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“Bridge“

Size: 1210 mm wide by 610 mm high

Medium:  Sand from various beaches on Canvas

Price: $2780

Status: Available

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“Vista“

Size: 760 mm wide by 760 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $2680

Status: Available

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“Dragon Force“

Size: 610 mm wide by 910 mm high

Medium:  Mixed Media on Canvas

Price: $1280

Status: Available

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“Lady in Red“

Size: 610 mm wide by 610 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $980

Status: Available

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“Bird of Paradise“

Size: 610 mm wide by 610 mm high

Medium:  Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $980

Status: Available

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“Thoughtful“

Size: 400 mm diameter

Medium:  Acrylics on Board

Price: $780

Status: Available

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“Pensive“

Size: 400 mm diameter

Medium:  Acrylics on Board

Price: $780

Status: Available

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“Influence”
 
Size: 1220 mm wide by 920 mm high
 
Medium: Acrylics on Canvas

Price: $3500

Status: Available

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“Patterns I and Patterns II“

Size: 460 mm wide by 610 mm high (single)
Size: 920 mm wide by 610 mm high (diptych)

Medium:  Mixed Media on Canvas

Price: $1380 (single)
Price: $2580 (diptych)

Status: Available

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“Across the Water”

Size: 910 mm wide by 610 mm high

Medium:  Mixed Media on Canvas

Price: $1980

Status: Available

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“Furrows”
 
Size: 610 mm wide by 610 mm high
 
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas

Status: SOLD

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“Pareidolia”
 
Size: 400 mm wide by 1500 mm high
 
Medium: Acrylics on Board

Price: $2580

Status: Available

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