Ralf Kokke
“An Afternoon Picnic”
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Lot Details

Acrylic with egg binder on canvas
40 x 30 in. (102 x 82 cm.)
Year: 2021
Extra Info:

Signed in acrylic marker on the verso

Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands

Seller: Ralf Kokke, Netherlands.

Dutch artist Ralf Kokke enjoys exploring the quotidian and familiar in his surrounding but re-present them in his artwork through a very specific lens. By portraying mundane scenes in his signature style of blocky figures and flat perspectives, the artist jolts viewers and turns ordinary and forgettable moments into bright spots of humor and wit. In 'An Afternoon Picnic', a couple engages in an amorous pose. Their tongues are pushed out and their bodies are mingled in a tangled knot of patterns and shapes, immediately upending any sexual undertone in favor of levity and comic overtone. For Ralf, there is always humor relief to be found in the simple and overlooked.

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