Ronald Versloot

Ronald Versloot‘s (1964) hallmark is the use of linoprint in paintings. In just a few apt strokes he delineates a landscape or an interior, in which he prints human figures by means of a linocut. With this he investigates the age old problem problem in painting,  how to integrate the human figure with the environment and background of the image. The lino figures are actors, as it were, who are performing in the painted setting. The question whether the painted images are real or rather the printed ones is intensified by the frequently mysterious representations. Each time it is as if you see the moment just before or after a dramatic event.

In his latest paintings Versloot goes one step further. He cuts the face of a portrayed man or woman partly free from the canvas so that it droops out of the painting. Thus the illusion of the painting is affected and at the same time increased: the figure breaks loose from the canvas and enters the room. In his pastels he also invades the surface of the representation by making holes in the paper or by partly burning it. A woman’s dress he gives real scorch marks and he makes a smoking man actually burn a hole into the paper.

1964born in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

education

1987 – 1990Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1982 – 1987Koninklijke Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

solo exhibitions

2017Galerie Maurits van de Laar (with Erik Pape), The Hague, The Netherlands
CAM Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
2013Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2012Float, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Lovers, Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
2010Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2009Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
2008Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2006Galerie Andreas Brüning, Düsseldorf, Germany
Art Chicago, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Chicago, VS
Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
GAD, Oslo, Norway
2005Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2004Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
KunstRAI, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2002Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2000Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998Gastexpositie Galerie Reuten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1995Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992Galerie van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1991KunstRAI, Galerie van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1990Galerie van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

groupexhibitions

2017Perpetuum III, Galerie Reuten Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6 for 6, collective art fair,
Loods 6 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Blind Date,
with Cem Turgay, CAM Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
2016Track and Trace I & II, 25 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Andrea Freckmann, Tobias Lengkeek, Ronald Versloot, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Amsterdam Art Fair, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015Ronald Versloot, Marjolijn van der Meij, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2013Drawing Cabinet, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2012Contemporary Istanbul, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Istanbul, Turkey
2011TWENTY, 20 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Time is Young, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Collection Imaginaire, by Katja Vercauteren, Arti, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
201050 ways to keep your lover. Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
Face to Face. Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2009Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Dessins d’aujourd’hui, homme-terre-ciel, Musée Rignault, St. Cirq Lapopie, France
2007Art Amsterdam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006Art Rotterdam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2005Nomination European Sovereign Art Prize, London, UK
2004My Father’s Eyes, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Düsseldorf, Germany
Chicago Art Fair, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Chicago, USA
2003Sign of the Times, Stichting KW14, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2002Expositie Hofvijver, The Hague, The Netherlands
2000KunstRAI, galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Een ceder in mijn tuin, Stichting KW14, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
3 Tekenaars, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
1999Drawings, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam , The Netherlands
1998Drawings (with Philip Akkerman, Marcel van Eeden, P.J. Roggeband), Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, The Netherlands
1997Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Akinci, Germany
Art Cologne, Galerie Akinci,, Cologne, Germany
Akademisch Ziekenhuis Leiden, The Netherlands
pasword worden, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
100 young painters at Ameland, Ameland, The Netherlands
1996De Muze als Motor II, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Collectie ABN-AMRO, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Collectie Bouwfonds, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1995The Meaning of Drawing, Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993Draadtekeningen, Galerie van Krimpen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
KunstRAI, Galerie van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
199213 drawings, Galerie van Krimpen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Foregrounds and Distances, Galleria d’Serpenti, Rome, Italy
1990work on paper, Galerie van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1989Amsterdam/Berlin (DDR)/Madrid/Berlin (West) reizende tentoonstelling van de Karl Hofer Gesellschaft i.s.m. Hochschule der Künste Berlin, NL/Germany
198822 young artists, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, The Netherlands

awards

1993Jeanne Oosting Prijs

works in collections

KLM, PTT, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, De Zonnehof, Bouwfonds, De Nederlandsche Bank, ABN/AMRO Bank, Rabobank Nederland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands, Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, DELA, EKARD Collection