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Ronald Franke

Born in 1960 - Germany

BIOGRAPHY

Ronald Franke (10.06.1960 - 30.01.2015, Koln) is a German painter. He studied at the School of Art of Cologne from 1982 to 1988. After this training, he obtained the Cadenabbia scholarship two times in 1983 and in 1991, as well as a grant from the City of Oberkirch.

The city and urban landscapes are a recurrent motif in Ronald Franke's work. In his canvases, the artist represents the intersections, the highways, the railways, as well as all the architectures that constitute a modern city. Ronald Franke's work can not leave the viewer neutral, the impassive and dynamic urban views, provoke an almost paradoxical aftertaste. When he was diagnosed with a disease in 2012, the artist did not give up his favorite subjects, instead he started innovating in the size of the format which became increasingly big and imposing. In his more recent works, the lines of his compositions have become curves: roundabouts, tram tracks and highways form swirls. There are no more lines, but circles.

His works are exhibited internationally, in Germany as well as in the Netherlands, among others.

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EXHIBITIONS

2016
GOLD - solo presentation at Central Hall OMA's De Rotterdam building, Wilhelminakade 179
2015
Gallery Frank Taal, NL Rotterdam
Gallery Reinhold Maas Reutlingen
2014
art.fair, Köln
Gallery Reinhold Maas Reutlingen Strzelski Gallery, Stuttgart Kunsthaus Binhold, Köln
2013
Artist in Residence, New York Artist in Residence, Berlin
2012
Artist in Residence, Neapel 2011
Strzelski Gallery, Stuttgart 2010
Kunsthaus NRW, Krefeld
cubus kunsthalle, Duisburg
MONUMENT ART Gallery, Jettingen-Scheppach Gallery Incontro, Eitorf
2009
'DECK - Galerie für aktuelle Kunst, Stuttgart Kunsthaus Binhold, Köln
Schloss Achberg, Ravensburg (G)
Gallery Incontro, Eitorf
Markgräfler Museum Müllheim, Müllheim 2008
Gallery Netuschil, Darmstadt (G) SAP Deutschland, Walldorf
Merck Finck & Co, Köln Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart
2007
art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Gallery Incontro, Eitdorf Cologne Fine Art, Köln
Boston Consulting Group, Köln
2006
'DECK - Galerie für aktuelle Kunst, Stuttgart Cologne Fine Art, Köln
Esslinger Kunstverein, Esslingen
Gallery Reinhold Maas, Reutlingen Städtische Gallery Böblingen, Böblingen (G)
2005
KUNST KÖLN, Köln
Gallery Sundermann, Würzburg Gallery Netuschil, Darmstadt Künstlersonderbund, Berlin (G)
Neue Gruppe, München (G) KunstMühle Mürsbach, Mürsbach (G) art.fair, Köln
Germanischer Lloyd, Hamburg
2004
Gallery Incontro, Eitorf
KUNST KÖLN, Köln
Gallery Moderne, Bad Zwischenahn
Gallery Rothe, Frankfurt (G)
Gallery Sundermann, Würzburg
Art Bodensee, Dornbirn, Oostenrijk
art.fair, Köln
Große Kunstausstellung im Haus der Kunst, München (G)
2003
Gallery Incontro, Eitorf Gallery Netuschil, Darmstadt
2001
TECHNOSEUM - Landesmuseum für Technik und Arbeit, Mannheim Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum Emden, Emden
2000
Gallery ON, Köln
Overbeck-Museum, Bremen (G) Mindener Museum, Minden (G) Museum Nienburg/Weser, Nienburg (G)
1999
Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum, Bremerhaven
Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven (G)
Stadtmuseum, Holzminden (G)
MuseumNordenham, Nordenham (G)
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur Zeche Zollern, Dortmund
1998
Gallery ON, Köln
1997
Gallery Bergerhoff, Frechen
1996
Nijmeegs Museum, Nijmegen, Nederland (G)
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Straßburg, Frankrijk (G)
1995
LandesMuseum Bonn, Bonn (G) Artist in Residence, Tokio, Japan
1994
Gallery der Adenauer-Stiftung, Bonn
1991
Gallery Knauß, Helgoland
1990
Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum, Bremerhaven 1989
Gallery Bergerhoff, Frechen
1988
Gallery Leisten und Thiesen, Münster Kunstverein Frechen, Frechen (G) Kunstverein Neuwied, Neuwied
1982
Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (G)

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