Jimmy Ruf was born in 1980 in Senlis, France. He was confronted from a young age by the dichotomous beauty and horrors of humanity. He spent the first sixteen years of his life in Africa: in Morocco, Egypt, Iraq and Nigeria. As an impressionable child, certain images were significant, the destruction during the Iran-Iraq war of the eighties is one example. In the same fashion, from his youngest age, the creativity of humanity has revealed itself to him as a source of grandeur and transcendance. Most strikingly through the sculptures and imposing architecture of Ancient Egyptian. The passage across the ages of these creations left a mark and has divined his own journey. He has undertaken to show the world what touches him most deeply, what he wants to illuminate, what he wants to know: human vanity – the creation, the finitude of which some call transubstantiation. This exploration manifests itself in Jimmy Ruf’s varied art forms across disciplines including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and video.