Ruccia's imagination draws directly from both cultured and popular iconography, especially Italian but also foreign, of the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties.

In his paintings we can find elements and quotations from the entertainment world of that historical period, where cinema, music and fashion intertwine and overlap.

Clearly the artist seeks inspiration for his subjects also drawing from his memory and his biography, creating bold and provocative combinations, which also originate from the attempt to bring reflection to the search for the relationship between culture and aesthetics from Italian, Anglophone and Oriental heritage, made up of influences and attempts at assimilation.

Ruccia tries to highlight how the language of painting is the ideal tool for bringing the past into dialogue with the present and relating our inheritance to the latest trends in contemporary painting.

In Domenico Ruccia's work and paintings the details are very important and highly refined, they connote the atmospheres, the subjects, the costumes and fashion, the settings and the aesthetics of the cultural imagination in an unequivocal and studied way.

From a technical point of view, Ruccia paints with a well-defined stroke, with precise contours that are often in relief and in "harmonic contrast" with the backgrounds, which are always monochromatic.

The color is lively and brilliant, also thanks to a skilful and expressive use of shades.

Drawing is also an important element of his research and highlights his most concise and decisive trait.
In this case the artist uses charcoal on handcrafted paper.