Kokke’s colourful, playful paintings originate from his subconscious; a fantasy that is as close to his dream world as possible. In capturing these often inexplicable images, the artist creates a situation in which he can allow these images to be expressed uninhibitedly and unfiltered. By starting to paint straight after drinking his morning coffee without time to think, by preparing as little as possible, and by allowing things to happen, the images created are as close to himself as possible. The works that result from this are descriptions of Kokke’s immediate environment, that aim to be as reliable as possible.
Ralf Kokke (1989) is a visual artist based in The Netherlands. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium with a BA in Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited at De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Art Rotterdam, Greenhouse Auctions, New York, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, and at the Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp. His work figures in the collections of the Dordrecht Museum and the Van Gogh Huis, Zundert. Kokke’s upcoming exhibitions will be held in London and Copenhagen. He is the founder of Tinimini Room, an art gallery in Dordrecht.
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Ralf Kokke – Three Snake Heads (2021)
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Available works by Ralf Kokke
Rain Dance (2022)
Three Kings part 2 (2022)
Three Snake Heads (2021)