Ralf Kokke portrait
Nationality Dutch
Born b. 1989

Ralf Kokke

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Ralf Kokke was born to a family of dockworkers in Rotterdam Zuid, an experience that shaped his approach to art. The figures in his paintings are always bent and rugged, reflecting the impact of hard manual work, which inevitably manifested themselves physically and psychologically. In this respect, Kokke feels connected to painters such as Co Westerik, Frits Van Den Berghe, Constant Permeke and Max Beckmann. Recipient of the Mondriaan Fund and the Vincent Van Gogh-Huis residency, Kokke has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States.

Lot number
#23
Artwork
Artwork: An Afternoon Picnic
Artist:
Ralf Kokke
Title and Year:
An Afternoon Picnic | 2021
Estimate:
$2500-3500 
Auction Status

Starts Apr 24

  • 2021
    Untitled, duo show
    Hans Alf Gallery, Kobenhavn, Denmark

    2020
    WATCHLIST
    Galerie Droste, Wuppertal, Germany

    OUTBREAK, curated by Wobby.Club
    De Pont Museum, Tillburg, Netherlands

    Wunderwall
    Plue-One Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

    To Paint Is To Love Again, curated by Olivier Zahm
    Nino Mier Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

    Art Rotterdam (Mondrian Fund)
    Concepts and Prospects, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    2019
    Naarden
    Allard Wildenberg Projects, Naarden, Netherlands

    Universes Show 2, curated by Sasha Bogojev
    The Garage Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    My Biggest Small
    Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp, Belgium

    Nacht
    Pictura Dordrecht, Netherlands

    Velvet Ropes
    GIFC, Antwerp, Belgium

    2018
    Consequences
    Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Screw Your Courage To The Sticky Place
    Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp, Belgium

    Vruchtbare Grond
    Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, Netherlands

    Wilde Haren
    Galerie de Meerse, Hoofddorp, Netherlands

    Waited for the fishcorner
    Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    2017
    Throwing hands at Sheet
    Pictura, Dordrecht, Netherlands

    Untitled
    Art for Animal Sake (online), Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Ways of Seeing
    Gallery Josilda da Conceicao, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2017
    Untitled
    This Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Art the Hague
    Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair
    Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Wallpaper
    Showroom Mama/Art Baby, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    2016
    Zevendendzes
    Does Interieurs, Laren, Netherlands

    Small Affairs
    Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Vertellers
    Pouloeuff, Naarden, Netherlands

  • 2014
    Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    BFA Painting

  • 2020
    Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands
    Van Gogh Huis, Zundert, Netherlands

    2019
    Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands

  • 2020
    Residency, Van Gogh-Huis, Zundert, Netherlands
    Grant Recipient, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands

    2019
    Residency, Torenkamertje, NPO/OPIUM, Netherlands
    Winner, Pictura Price
    Mentortraject, Cultuur + Ondernemen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2018
    Residency, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Young Talent Grant¸ Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Grant Recipient, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands

    2017
    Kunstschouw Award, Lisser Art Museum, Lisse, Netherlands