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RONALD O P H U I S

Art Rotterdam 2018


Upstream Gallery is pleased to present new paintings by Ronald Ophuis during Art Rotterdam 2018. The exhibition is composed of several narrative threads from Ophuis’ most recent work, in which he often creates a connection with themes that have, in the last century, generally been reserved for the domain of folk art. The presentation is centered around a large scale oil painting on canvas that depicts a cow in an old and decayed stable: a vanishing achetype. Another painting shows a dark landscape inspired by ‘The Erl-King’, the iconic novel by Michel Tournier. Ophuis is widely known for his paintings that depict the behaviour of man under extreme circumstances. Within this theme, he shows (among other works) a large painting of a cel in which political prisoners are captivated by the al-Sisi regime in Egypt. There is always a tension between attraction and repulsion in Ophuis’ work: the paintings contain a beauty but cause a shudder at the same time. With his distinctive paint treatment and meticulous compositions, Ophuis strategically makes use of that which the aesthetic of oil paintings offers him. But the subjects he choses are usually confrontational, expecting the viewer to take a stand on what is depicted. With the power of painting, Ophuis challenges the viewer to relate to the content of the work.


Cowshed 2016, 2017 Oil on linen 340 x 525 cm

sold


Le Roi des Aulnes (De Elzenkoning), Apres Michel Tournier, 2017 Oil on canvas 200 x 300 cm

Owl, 2016 Oil on linen 85 x 120 cm

€ 35.000,-

€ 12.750,-


Teatro la Tregua (Theater het Respijt). Poland July 1945., 2017 Oil on panel 53 x 60 cm

Teatro la Tregua (Theater Het Respijt). Poland July 1945, 2015 oil on panel 30 x 45 cm (framed)

€ 7.000,-

€ 4.500,-


Skull, 2016 Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

Skull, 2016 Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

sold

sold


Political Prisoner Egypt 2016, 2017 Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

Interrogation Egypt 2016, 2017 Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

€ 5.500,-

sold


Wild Flowers, 2017 Oil on canvas 40 x 30 cm

Wild Flowers, 2017 Oil on canvas 40 x 30 cm

€ 4.300,-

€ 4.300,-


Wild Flowers, 2016 Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

Wild Flowers, 2016 Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

sold

sold


Wild Flowers, 2016 Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

Wild Flowers, 2015 Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

sold

sold


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Ro art rotterdam 2018  
Ro art rotterdam 2018