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(1951 – 2018), Netherlands

Ronald Noorman Biography

The Dutch artist Ronald Noorman (1951—2018) was a drawer pur sang who used every medium he could find–pencil, charcoal, watercolour, gouache or pastel. He elaborated a virtuoso drawing style which is strikingly direct, as if the distance between his head, hand movement and the sign appearing on the paper was reduced to its absolute minimum. Here and there you can recognise figurative elements, like the suggestion of a horizon or a labyrinthine landscape. These elements are the–possible–starting points of his drawings, and they often ensure that the more abstract, conceptual result of his artworks can only be read in one direction. His drawings rather seem to be about setting up boundaries, taking up space and leaving it open, about mine and thine. We see collisions of shapes and lines, contrasts between light and darkness, between dynamics and tranquility.

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Noorman's work is represented in numerous private collections and in the following public collections: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), Teylers Museum (Haarlem), Staatliche Graphische Sammlung (Munich), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Museum Folkwang (Essen), Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and Kunstmuseum Bonn.

Text courtesy Kristof De Clercq gallery.

Ronald Noorman Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Ronald Noorman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Ronald NoormanUntitled, 2017gouache on paper
30.5 x 40 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ronald Noorman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Ronald NoormanUntitled, 2017gouache and pastel on paper
23 x 30 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ronald Noorman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Ronald NoormanUntitled, 2016gouache on paper
23 x 30 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ronald Noorman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Ronald NoormanUntitled, 2017gouache and charcoal on paper
30 x 23 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ronald Noorman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Ronald NoormanUntitled, 2016gouache and pastel on paper
30 x 23 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ronald Noorman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Ronald NoormanUntitled, 2016gouache, charcoal and pastel on paper
30 x 23 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ronald Noorman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Ronald NoormanUntitled, 2014gouache and pastel on paper
23 x 30 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ronald Noorman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Ronald NoormanUntitled, 2016charcoal and pastel on paper
23 x 30 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery

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