Ralf Kokke (NL, 1989) works and lives in Dordrecht and studied at the Academy of fine art in Antwerpen.
The paintings of Ralf Kokke depict a longing for things he used to enjoy as a kid. These nostalgic pictures are related to Dutch tradition and its use of landscape as a trademark. He likes to capture the stillness of water, the typical square and symmetrical Dutch architecture, the flat landscape, and the people he met when he was young. With a mixture of happiness and a certain sadness he creates a fantasy world of care-free moments the viewer might like to go to. His intuitive style, in which he zooms in on older works and brings together old themes together with new themes, shows how he keeps on developing the subject of his heritage and background and how it changes together with the development of culture.