Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art is proud to showcase for the
second time the extraordinary work of the artist Ron van Dongen.
His initial exhibit with us featured his finely wrought black and
white images of flowers and plants. Since 2006, he has focused on
color representation, and has brought these subjects to even more
vivid life for us.
Most of us can claim some sort of appreciation for flowers.
Every once in a while, perhaps for some special occasion, we may
buy fresh cut flowers or a plant as a gift or maybe just for own
enjoyment. But for Ron van Dongen, they are really like his children.
He not only cultivates them from seedlings to full fruition, he
also chooses to immortalize them in spectacular color photographs
for all of us to enjoy. Each blossom is lovingly portrayed with
it’s own lushly painted background, and photographed using
only natural light. The results are exquisite portraits that reveal
what Ralph Lauren has said, in the introduction to the artist’s
first color monograph, Effusus, are “a deeply personal, intimate
recording of architecture, life, frailty, resolve, emotion and sensuality.”
Born in Venezuela, Ron van Dongen grew up in Holland, where he studied
Health, Science and Biology before moving to San Francisco to study
Photography. He now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he grows and
nurtures each of the plants that he portrays so elegantly. His work
has been widely exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia,
and is a part of many important collections around the world. To
date, there are nine monographs of his work, two of the most recent
publications are available from the gallery.
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Ron van Dongen's work are available in two sizes:
16 x 20" images on 20 x 24" prints start at $1600.
32 x 40" images on 40 x 48" prints start at $4000.
here to reserve your copy