In some of his works, Ritterpusch depicts feminine figures, that evoke more than sexuality and attraction. The artist explores the complexity of the multilayered human personality - viewing these portraits, one may be put in an inconvenient position, dealing with complex feelings. Ritterpusch is drawn to subjects that are paradoxically both vulnerable and confident, and inspects the ways in which they are perceived by the viewers.
The paintings let us develop a personal, intimate connection with the depicted figure, allowing us to reflect on our own feelings. It is about a game of offensiveness and attraction, about individual repression, and borderless desire. Not the feelings that are carved into the faces of the depicted are important, but the game of feelings which the viewers experiment as they explore the works. Thus arises a duality between physicality and spirit, self-reflection, and objectiveness.
There are also hidden messages to be discovered behind the titles: from "Try Asking Someone Who Cares" to "Most Of Me Is All I Have To Give" – is this pure irony or pure sincerity?