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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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to Ossip and Galerie Ramakers

 

Bertus Pieters

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Happy New Year!!! at Ramakers’ Gallery, The Hague

Frank Halmans

Frank Halmans

Ramakers’ Gallery in its New Year’s exhibition, in between projects and art fairs, shows works of artists of the gallery.

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Frank Halmans

It gives a taste of the very different artists of whose works I give you a personal choice here in this posting.

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Frank Halmans

Just enjoy the pictures!

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Frank Halmans

 

Tomas Rajlich

Tomas Rajlich

 

Tomas Rajlich

Tomas Rajlich

 

Joncquil

Joncquil

 

Joncquil

Joncquil

 

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Joncquil

 

Michel Hoogervorst

Michel Hoogervorst

 

Michel Hoogervorst

Michel Hoogervorst

 

Ossip

Ossip

 

Ossip

Ossip

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Bertus Pieters

Ossip at Galerie Ramakers, The Hague

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Once i heard a pianist say that each Beethoven sonata has a mechanism of its own. That implies that Beethoven designed a

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specific mechanism for each new sonata that would suit the development of its unique content. I had to think about that while looking

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at Ossip’s works presently on show at Galerie Ramakers in The Hague. Photo’s from magazines and newspapers are Ossip’s basic material and

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in this exhibition he uses a lot of black and white pictures of stuff from art history. Rubens, Matisse, Picasso and others come

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along, but it’s the pictures that are important, not the stories or the fame of the protagonists. They are just the shapes

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and forms that trigger the mechanism of each work and in turn the mechanism creates the work. Ossip is not just being playful:

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with each work he creates a new union of harmony and disharmony, thus allowing each work to create its own content and feeling.

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Bertus Pieters