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.

1964 born in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

education

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

solo exhibitions

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

groupexhibitions

2017 Perpetuum 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
2016 Track 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
2015 Ronald Versloot, Marjolijn van der Meij, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2013 Drawing Cabinet, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2012 Contemporary Istanbul, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 TWENTY, 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
2010 50 ways to keep your lover. Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
Face to Face. Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2009 Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Dessins d’aujourd’hui, homme-terre-ciel, Musée Rignault, St. Cirq Lapopie, France
2007 Art Amsterdam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 Art Rotterdam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Nomination European Sovereign Art Prize, London, UK
2004 My Father’s Eyes, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Düsseldorf, Germany
Chicago Art Fair, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Chicago, USA
2003 Sign of the Times, Stichting KW14, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2002 Expositie Hofvijver, The Hague, The Netherlands
2000 KunstRAI, 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
1999 Drawings, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam , The Netherlands
1998 Drawings (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
1997 Art 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
1996 De 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
1995 The Meaning of Drawing, Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993 Draadtekeningen, Galerie van Krimpen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
KunstRAI, Galerie van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992 13 drawings, Galerie van Krimpen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Foregrounds and Distances, Galleria d’Serpenti, Rome, Italy
1990 work on paper, Galerie van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1989 Amsterdam/Berlin (DDR)/Madrid/Berlin (West) reizende tentoonstelling van de Karl Hofer Gesellschaft i.s.m. Hochschule der Künste Berlin, NL/Germany
1988 22 young artists, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, The Netherlands

awards

1993 Jeanne 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