Born in 1962 - Netherlands
Born in 1962 at the Austrian embassy in Haye, Ronald Schmets is a photographer and visual artist.
He studied at the Royal fine arts college, where he specialized in graphic designing and typography. He then joined the photography school at Breda.
Ronald Schmets has a genuine interest for photographic decors. Therefore, he left to discover Belgian and Dutch castles. His favorite theme is woman, and he makes her look divine. He is inspired by painters from the Renaissance period, like virgins, lovers and mothers. Ronald Schmets nurtures his women, their world goes beyond men and gives them a heavenly look. He works his compositions, decorations and the light effect with a lot of precision.
The photographed image is then printed on metallic paper, stuck on dibond, dipped in artificial resin, which creates a transparent veil on the image.
Galerie 713 Knokke
Sophie Maree Gallery The Hague
Galerie 713, Knokke, Belgium
AAF Brussel, Belgium
Galerie Zofier, Nieuweschoot, Netherlands
AAF Amsterdam, Netherlands
AAF Londen, Engeland
Envie d'Art, Paris, France
Sophie Maree Gallery, Den Haag
Gallery Envie d'Art, AAF Bruxelles
"Femina Sancta", Envie d'Art, Paris
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam
"Femina Sancta", De Galerie, The Hague
"Baroque Blue", Lecce
Sent 32 works to Los Angeles for an exhibition planned in Laguna Beach at the end of 2006
"Ode aan de Hofvijver" (Ode to the Hofvijver), exhibition involving 172
artists, The Hague
"The Ultimate Tribute to Women", Supperclub, Amsterdam
"Art Salon", Hoorn
"Icons of Prague", National Theatre, Prague
Winner of the Salvador Dali Award 2002, Prague
"Icons of Prague", Galerie Miro, Prague
"New Icons", La Grande Arche, Paris
"Nieuwste Iconen" (Newest Icons), Galerie Lantink, The Hague
Nominated for the prestigious ABC Annual Award
"Nieuwe Iconen" (New Icons), Vondelkerk Amsterdam
present working as a visual artist and advertising and fashion photographer for
companies and organisations such as KPN Mobile, Fortis, Erasmus MC,PricewaterhouseCoopers, Philip Morris, Orange, UK Paper, Connexxion,
Kneipp, the Dutch Tax Authorities, The Dutch Ministry of Transport,
Public Works and Water Management, the Municipal Museum in The Hague,
Veronica Magazine (a weekly television magazine) and Body and Mind
(Netherlands) (a glossy monthly magazine)
"De gedachten zijn vrij" (Thoughts are free), series printed in book form
"House", Fodor Museum, Amsterdam
"Acid House", Nieuwe Revu (weekly magazine) and Club Veronica (youth magazine)
"Leids studentenleven" (Student Life in Leiden), Leiden University
"Hip Hop", Galerie INKT, The Hague
"Den Haag bij Nacht" (The Hague at Night), City Hall, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the hall of the Central Station in The Hague
"Vom Schriftgiessen" (?Type Founding?), Darmstadt, Frankfurt and the German Museum in Munich
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