The paintings of Ralf Kokke depict fragments of western culture by which he is amused. These pictures are related to the history and the craftsmanship of European painting. In his paintings, Kokke likes to capture contemporary fantasy-like creatures mixed with classical compositions. With a mixture of happiness and a certain sadness he creates an imaginative world of care-free moments the viewer might like to go to.
His intuitive style, in which he zooms in on older works and brings together old themes with new themes, shows how he keeps on developing the subject of Western art history and how it changes together with today’s culture.www.ralfkokke.com