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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

The works of  RōNIN vary from staged scenes in nightly landscapes to intimate encounters in bare enclosures. We come across the inhabitants of ‘floating worlds’ exposed against the background of an abstract metropolis. 

With a restless soul and an untamable longing for experience he submerges into darkness, embracing the necessary downward of alienation and solitude. Not sparing anything in the process, including himself. 

Found in the borderline territory between nowhere and elsewhere, these are the captions of a ‘passenger’, collecting ‘evidence’ to objectify a memory, thus defying a deeply rooted fear of Amnesia. 

Altogether this personal odyssey leaves us with a more universally considered question: 

‘What is my meaning and what am I doing here?’ or ‘Outside of myself-does anyone else exist in this world’?

 

 

 

RONIN

 

1978 Born. 

Based in Europe, Japan and Korea. 

1996-1999 Visualiser, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. 

1999-2003 Bachelor of Fine Art, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2013 Irezumi, Fredrikstad, Norway. 

2011 No Man's Land, Kunstverein Gera, Germany. 

2004 G.A.F., The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2003 De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 GUP NEW 2016 

2015 'Haagse Synthese', Galerie Baks, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2013 Young in Prison, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

2012 'Return on Invest', STROOM, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2011 'Neko Jita', The hague, The Netherlands. 

2008 ‘Found footage’, Duo with Seekee Chung, Mirta Demare, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

2008 No Man's Land', Duo with Seekee Chung, FAS3, The Hague. 

2008 Art Rotterdam, with Mirta Demare Gallery, Rotterdam. 

2007 King Kong Gallery ‘Gambatte!’, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2005 G.A.F., 1st Prize Casema cultuurfonds, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2004 Krachtstroom No1’, Scheveningen, The Netherlands. 

2003 Shell Young Art Award, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2003 Out Now, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

 

GRANTS/PRIZES

 

2011 STROOM PRO, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2008 STROOM INVEST, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2006 STROOM INVEST, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2005 G.A.F. 1st Prize for New Talent, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2005 STROOM, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

 

PROJECTS

 

2012 Horiren First, Tattoo Museum Amsterdam. 

2011 Ruin Value, Kunstfort Asperen, The Netherlands. 

2009 'Dunepark' Personal assistent to Cyprien Gaillard, Scheveningen.

  

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2016 OSCURA#3

2016 BLOW PHOTO #13 SURREAL.

2016 GUP "New Dutch Photography Talent 2016". 

2015 GUP Magazine "THE ZONE". 

2015 Z Tattoo Horimyo.

2015 The Underground. 

2014 The Undergound. 

2013 Baksteen Magazine. 

2012 Tubelight Magazine,"Return on Invest". 

2012 DH Magazine No.3. 

2011 KulturspiegelDie Anziehungskraft von Schwarz-Weiß by Sabrina Barleben. 

2011 Tattoo Burst, Tokyo, Japan. 

2011 No Man's Land, Exhibition Catalogue, Gera, Germany. 

2010 DH Magazine No.1. 

2008 'In the Twilight' Text by Philip Peters. 

2007 ‘Desolate beeldconstructies,' Text by Danielle van Zuilen. 

2003 “Out Now," Exhibition Catalogue. 

2003 Shell Young Art Award, Exhibition Catalogue.

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

2007 ‘Heden’ artotheek, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2003 Switzerland’s Permanent Ambassador to the U.N., Mr Maurer, New York.

 

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2011 Jahresgabe Kunstverein Gera, Germany. 

2008 Center for U.N. Reform, New York.