Ossip; Galerie Ramakers, The Hague

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Presently Ossip has an exhibition at Galerie Ramakers.

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On a late winter afternoon i popped in at the gallery to have a look and make a few pictures.

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Ossips works always remind me of nkisi objects from the Congo Basin.

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These objects are usually statues or statuettes representing spirits which contain power and whose power can be influenced by nailing pieces of metal or wood into them.

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In that way the course of life is meant to be influenced, usually in a more positive way.

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It seems Ossip is doing something like that by re-personalising old photographs and reproductions.

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One can only hope it will influence life to make it less painful,

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or maybe Ossip’s works illustrate the pain of the absurd.

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[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to Ossip and Galerie Ramakers

 

Bertus Pieters

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One thought on “Ossip; Galerie Ramakers, The Hague

  1. Beste Bertus,
    Ik zag de foto’s via de galerie.
    Mooie foto’s.
    Ik zou je willen uitnodigen als je zin hebt een keer naat mijn atelier te komen. Dan kunnen we praten over zoals jij naar de werken kjjkt.
    Lijkt me interessant. Mijn tel nr. 06 -22675289
    Gr. Ossip

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