Ronald De Bloeme
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They are Very Large, Very Colorful, and Very Busy... the paintings of Ronald de Bloeme (b. Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 1971; lives and works in Berlin). His method is to reduce and distort trademarks and visual codes he finds on packaging materials, in advertisements, and in everyday life more generally. Working in enamel on canvas, he composes his samples into enormous pictures, reflecting on the strategies of contemporarycommunication. Ronald de Bloeme’s works address the questions painting continues to raise, questions that do not leave the role of the artist unaffected. Ronald de Bloeme studied painting at the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, from 1992 to 1996. In 2000, he received a fellowship from the International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien; in 2007, he was awarded the Vattenfall Art Award Energy. Includes essays by the art historian Fiona Geuß and Oliver Zybok, professor of art theory of the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries, Braunschweig University of Art.