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Ralph Resch

Bhoutan, 2020

Painting : oil 195 x 165 x 3 cm


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This 2019 painting has never been presented to the public until now. It has been chosen for the Parisian poster campaign of this fall 2021. It is also in the gallery's window. Ralph Resch's paintings have the taste of informality and the powerful character of abstraction. This blending is the result of a path toward the non-figurative, after having sketched the reality of the 90s. From the informal art emerges the strength of an act, that of painting, echoing the abstract expressionism of Mark Rothko in the agreement and balance of tones. The absence of mimesis sounds the return to the sources of creation: the pigment, the canvas and the relationship between the artist and his tools. The emerging simplicity of Ralph Resch's universe is only apparent. The complexity of his work is not exhibited, it is latent. The painter works the plastic material by combining gouache, oil, chalk, ink with sand, glue or earth. Then a body to body with the support takes place: scrapings, stretching of the paste or quasi-abrasive treatments are as many interventions which contribute to the alchemy of a harmony. The border between real and unreal becomes blurred, less "obvious". The play of materials, the arrangement of textures and colors awaken suggestions and analogies with a figurative subject, which are reinforced when one takes note of the title attributed: Torrent, Treasure Map or Horizon. In a way, it is the question of the relationship between physical/plastic and psychic/informal representation that emerges from Ralph Resch's large canvases. Inspired by his numerous trips and exhibitions in Europe and the Middle East, his painting is inspired by De Staël, Rothko and Tapies.
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195 x 165 x 3 cm
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Ralph Resch is a French painter born in 1965 in Mulhouse. Self-taught, it was in 1983 that he started practicing painting, inspired by his life of night owl, in jazz clubs and cafes. In 1985 he became a textile designer at Texunion and attended evening classes at the School of Fine Arts of Mulhouse. In 1992 he joined the textile designer studio Paul Hargittai (Hungarian painter and designer) at Rue de la Paix, in Paris. In 1994, influenced by his numerous trips to Africa his painting turned towards abstraction and warm colors. At the same time, he started working on the masks of the Fang ethnic group, and on protraits of Africans. In 1995 he opened his own workshop at Quai de la gare in Paris. He painted in incresingly large formats and started using a mixed technique (gouache-oil-ink-chalk) made of colors and of large flat areas where the figurative is structured in a way that it gives freedom to the materials's effects (sand, glue, clay). In the 2000s, he was invited by the French Cultural Center in Jordan, and exhibited his paintings at the "Royal Gallery of Jordan". He participared in the open doors of the Atelier d'Artistes in Montreuil, and exhibits his work in the South of France, Luxembourg, and regularly in Paris.
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