Universes 2 (by Sasha Bogojev)
Location Garage Gallery Amsterdam
Participants with Anna Park, Pedro Pedro, Jonny Green, Kirsten Deirup, So Youn Lee, Baldur Helgason, Ralf Kokke, Maxwell McMaster, Trey Abdella, Gosha Levochkin, Elliot Dodd, Jur de Vries and Royal Jarmon
The paintings of Ralf Kokke depict fragments 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. In his paintings he 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. His 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 todays culture.