Matthieu Ronsse

Cheap imitations

2008

Print on Galerie Prestige Smooth Pearl paper

159 × 221 cm

Edition of 7 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

Out of stock

This edition is published by Salon Verlag

Pick up at / ships in 5 to 10 business days from Brussels (BE)

about this work

The selected work seem to have been subject to abuse. Cheap Imitations shows a battered copy of a detail from the painting Doubting Thomas, by Gerrit van Hontshorst (NL 1590-1656) leaving traces of sweat, tears, stains and paint like a silent witness of everyday life in the studio of the artist. By scaling the reality Ronsse creates a kind of trompe l’oeil. A push from the classical idea of perfection and into the current artistic world of few boundaries.

about Matthieu Ronsse

The paintings and installations of Matthieu Ronsse are fragments of a painterly discourse where experiment and the joy of creating are central. As long as the artwork is in Ronsse’s hands, it remains subject to an ongoing creative process and is thus never perceived as ‘finished’. Even during his exhibitions, transformations are continuously possible. For Ronsse, it is not the final image that is the focal point, but rather the essence of his work lies in the creative process along the way. The painting is simultaneously his palette: it self-reflexively contains the traces of its own production while showing the chance occurrences Ronsse encourages to evince vigorous energy with his creative process. Fragments of work by old masters, depictions of the private sphere of the artist, and architecture and photography books are his recurring subjects. Together they form the fundamental ideas of his painterly imagination in which an accumulation of images and materials create these surprising possibilities and new avenues of explorationExperiencing Ronsse’s work is beyond looking at an image: it is about the complete immersion in the creative process of the artist.

(courtesy of Tanguy Eeckhout)

 

 

more...

Other works by Matthieu Ronsse

Matthieu Ronsse - Roy Garett (Pusher Poet), 2021

Matthieu Ronsse

Totale!

1400
Matthieu Ronsse - Roy Garett (Pusher Poet), 2021

Matthieu Ronsse

Losing HEM (Allez retour)

1400
Matthieu Ronsse - Roy Garett (Pusher Poet), 2021

Matthieu Ronsse

Better than horses

1400
Matthieu Ronsse - Roy Garett (Pusher Poet), 2021

Matthieu Ronsse

Clever Judge (KAO)

1400
Matthieu Ronsse - Roy Garett (Pusher Poet), 2021

Matthieu Ronsse

Roy Garett (Pusher Poet)

1400
Matthieu Ronsse - Cheap imitations 3 - 2008

Matthieu Ronsse

Cheap imitations 3

3400
Matthieu Ronsse - Cheap imitations 4 - 2008

Matthieu Ronsse

Cheap imitations 4

3400
Matthieu Ronsse - Cheap imitations 5 - 2008

Matthieu Ronsse

Cheap imitations 5

3400
Matthieu Ronsse - Cheap imitations 7 - 2008

Matthieu Ronsse

Cheap imitations 7

Matthieu Ronsse - Cheap imitations 9 - 2008

Matthieu Ronsse

Cheap imitations 9

3400

Stay up to date