Biography

Netherlands based artist, Ralf Kokke, paintings are fragmented depictions of western culture he is amused by. These pictures are related to the history of European painting and its use of it’s craft as a trademark. Kokke likes to capture contemporary fantasy-like creatures mixed with classical compositions. With a mixture of happiness and a certain sadness he creates an imaginative world of care-free moments the viewer might like to go to.

Kokke’s intuitive style, in which he zooms in on older works and brings together old themes with new themes, shows how he keeps on developing the subject of Western art history and how it changes together with today’s culture.

 

Exhibitions

2021 “Between A Rock And A Hard Place” Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, DENMARK
2021 “Cave Canem” Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK
2021 “Young Dreams” Aout Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON
2021 “Formation” Greenhouse Projects, New York, USA
2020 “Watchlist” Galerie Droste, Paris, FRANCE
2020 “OUTBREAK” De Pont Museum, Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
2020 “Wunderwall” Plus-One Gallery & Gallery Sofie Van De Velde, Antwerp, BELGIUM
2020 “To Paint Is To Love Again” Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2020 “Concepts and Prospects” Art Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2019 “Late Night Pasta” Allard Wildenberg Projects, Naarden, NETHERLANDS
2019 “Universes Show 2” The Garage Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2019 “Cowboys and Aliens” Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
2019 “My Biggest Small” Showhouse Jayjay, Antwerp, BELGIUM
2019 “Nacht” Pictura/Dordrecht, South Holland, NETHERLANDS
2019 “Velvet Ropes” GIFC, Antwerp, BELGIUM
2018 “Consequences” Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2018 “Screw Your Courage To The Sticky Place” Showhouse Jayjay, Antwerp, BELGIUM
2018 “Vruchtbare Grond” Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
2018 “Wilde Haren” Galerie De Meerse, Hoofddorp, NETHERLANDS
2018 “Waited For The Fish Corner” Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2017 “Throwing hands at Sheep” Pictura/Dordrecht, South Holland, NETHERLANDS
2017 “Art For Animal Sake”, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2017 “Ways of Seeing” Gallery Josilda Da Conceicao, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2017 This Art Fair, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2017 Art the Hague, Galerie Hommes, Rottherdam, NETHERLANDS
2017 Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Hommes, Rottherdam, NETHERLANDS
2017 “Wallpaper “ Showroom Mama/Art Baby, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2016 “Zevendendzes” Does Interieurs, Laren, NETHERLANDS
2016 “Small Affairs” Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2016 “Vertellers” Pouloeuff, Naarden, NETHERLANDS

Collections

2020 Dordrecht Museum, NETHERLANDS
2020 Van Gogh Huis, Zundert, NETHERLANDS
2019 Dordrecht Museum, NETHERLANDS

Residencies

2020 Vincent Van Gogh-Huis, Zundert, NETHERLANDS
2019 Torenkamertje, NPO/OPIUM, Wageningen, NETHERLANDS
2018 Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

Awards / Grant

2019 Pictura Price, Cultuur + Ondernemen Mentortraject
2018 Mondriaan Fund, Young Talent Grant
2018 Dordrechts Museum, Gemeente Dordrecht Grant
2017 LAM (Lisser Art Museum), This Art Fair 2017
2017 Kunstschouw Award

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