Ronald de Bloeme's large abstract works combine hard-edged planes of colour with loose, painterly swathes in compositions that are as finely-tuned as they're frenetic.
Dutch by nationality, the influence of his homeland's indigenous modernist movement De Stijl is clearly present in de Bloeme's favoured block-like forms and glacial colour schemes.
Nevertheless, de Bloeme's painting is very much about contemporary lifestyles, referencing the ubiquitous visual language of advertising, street signage and corporate graphics.
A hugely accomplished artist, in 2008 de Bloeme was the first ever non-German to win the country's national award for contemporary painting.
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