10dence art gallery - creative concepts & project development

Ron Weijers - Schiedam NL

Weijers translates his views on contemporary issues by painting, through photography, and composing music.
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"My personal quest is to find the balance between tranquility and tension."
"Painting is the ultimate medium for communicating with myself and others."


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In painting, his work conveys an intuitive visual language where interlacing signs and shapes combine by relational substance to create a mystical place. Using a refined drawing technique he has successfully liberated the line from traditional pattern. Figures and elements are thus rendered in their natural state, one belonging to the other with consistent symbolism that allow the viewer a ready grasp of their message quality and orientation. Thereby inviting viewers to consume individual components for detail and to bring them together in relation so that a comprehension of the overall image is portrayed. Complementing the subject matter is a specific color palette that effectively stimulates and suggests the desired mood. Collectively his compositions manifest color, shape, material and line into a seductive fantasy of an alternate worldview.
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A prior career in graphic design has strongly influenced the artist's work and is evident in the media he favors. Weijers mainly paints on wooden panels and his work could be described as multi-layered mix media (collage, acrylic, oil pastel, graphite, objects). Through the years he has matured his painting style by means of materials used, technique and concept. His high levels of productivity continuously generate a further developing flow of work. His paintings are on exhibit in several galleries in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the USA.
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By way of photography, Weijers is keenly adept at capturing the essence of subject, communicating again his conceptual vision of social and political issues. Various series such as 'Throw away your TV!', 'It's a stars & stripes circus out there', 'Get Connected with Phonarchy', 'Spray-com 2006', 'LA drive-by shooting', 'Target rush-hour' and 'Fixx the game', intend to bring forth underlying sincerity relating to the desired theme. His photographic work is shown in galleries in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. Photographic visions on New York are in current development for publication with “Manhattan Transfer”. A series of six books is also in production to be titled “Alter Vision”.
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As a musician Weijers writes, arranges, produces and releases musical projects using the name Global Frequency. The recordings of these projects are realized in corporation with an international group of musical friends mainly in the Netherlands and the United States. During the past years his musical activities resulted in the release of ten CD/DVD's. The projects “the Break of Dawn“, “D-Mans' left wing & painkiller sessions“, “Trippin' in the temple of doom“, “Get Wet“, “Throw away your TV!“, “Evo-so-lu-tion“, “Sounds of Vision“ and the DVD release  “Tabasco Tabernacle“ are some examples of his urge to musically express himself.
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The audio-visual project Tabasco Tabernacle is to be seen as the start of a new era in the Global Frequency history. A co-production on song writing with the Dutch artist and musician Willem van Veldhuizen as well as on the production of the visual material generated a more than welcome added value for the both of them. In addition to Weijers and Van Veldhuizen, the New York based artists: Easton Davy, Toni Dalton and Joe Davis as well as the Dutch artists: Ben Game, Max Dereta, Pieter Zandvliet, Carolien Vermeulen and Joke Schot where invited to add their artistic skills to the visual production part of this project. The integration of all available artistic disciplines within the Tabasco Tabernacle project and the cooperation with a wide range of artists, created a true international multi-disciplinary audio-visual production.





















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