The paintings on display are part of two recent cycles of works,, one of which is dedicated to animals and the other to human figures.
The sofa is the common element to both cycles of works, sofa intended as a small stage where unusual performers take their place to pose and be portrayed by the author's inquiring eye.
Among the interpreters of these unusual representations, there are not only human figures but also subjects drawn from the animal world: tigers, ostriches and elephants, lying on sofas and armchairs of various shapes, posing in the most uncomfortable positions to offer their best profile.
The cycle dedicated to human figure is represented by unusual couples, equally stiff in uncomfortable positions to be portrayed in the best possible way. They are actually "analyzed", as if they were lying on the sofa of pasychoanalyst, recalling Woody Allen's films, in particular the characters of the movie “Whatever works”. Allen's well-known analysis of the complexity of interpersonal relationships seem to be transposed on Baruffi’s canvases, celebrating the imperfection of human beings, who leave any kind of moralism behind, challenging conventions in search of happiness.
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