Ronald Ophuis

1968 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Ronald Ophuis is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other renowned artists such as Lon Pennock, Theo Wolvecamp, Matthys Gerber, Desiree Dolron, and Tinker Brothers. Ronald Ophuis was born in 1968.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ronald Ophuis' work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. The galleries exhibiting Ronald Ophuis' work include Aeroplastics in Belgium, Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France, as well as Upstream Gallery in the Netherlands. Ronald Ophuis' work has most recently been exhibited at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France (17 December 2019 until 31 January 2020) with the exhibition GUERRE(S).

Ronald Ophuis in private collections

On Artland Ronald Ophuis' art can be found in the following collection: Rients Abma which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Michele Gabriele, Won Sou-Yeol, and Tora Aghabayova.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most important innovators, and is of course seen as one of the most remarkable painters of all time, regardless of the era. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States at a young age and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist scene of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Ronald Ophuis

Born in 1968, Ronald Ophuis grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Ronald Ophuis

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