Christophe Ronel

Born in 1964, Christophe Ronel lives and works between Rouen and Paris. Over a hundred personal exhibitions have been dedicated to him, including several in museums in France and abroad.
Between very personal mythologies, anecdotes of streets and details accumulated first in his many sketchbooks that never leave him, Christophe Ronel has invented a "syncretic figuration" where animals, mythical ancestors, occupy a place of choice, regularly playing the role of humans like in fables and tales.
Each work presents itself as a teeming little theater where the details offer reversible and interchangeable readings.
Ronel gladly plays with humor and derision: his embarkations, his wandering carts, his processions and his masquerades evoke peoples on the move, worlds of impermanence shaped by migrations, crossings and crossbreeds.
If Ronel likes to depict this little people half observed, half fantastic, heir to Bosch and Ensor, these are the cities that have received his most attention in recent years. Its villages, megalopolises and other "Babeldorado" occupy a prominent place in its territories: incessant crossings between habitats of land in the Maghreb and West Africa, between architectural accumulations of Benares, slums of Mexico, American vertical cities and Chinese or lacustrine cities of Vietnam or Burma, its "invisible cities" are woven with references, a veritable organic "melting pot" and teeming with its protean approach.


 

La charrette de Nandi saltimbanque, 2017, huile sur toile, 60x60 cm

Tea time au Scottish Manor , 2019, huile sur toile, 100x100 cm
La charrette de Nandi saltimbanque, oil on canvas, 60x60 cm
Tea time au Scottish Manor, oil on canvas, 100x100 cm
L'île du secret, 2016, huile sur toile, 50x50 cm
La manade des cornes longues, 2012, huile sur toile, 80x80 cm
L'île du secret, oil on canvas, 50x50 cm La manade des cornes longues, oil on canvas, 80x80 cm
Lacustre de nacre, 2016, huile sur toile, 116x89 cm
Harlem street little story, 2016, huile sur toile, 80x80 cm
Lacustre de nacre, oil on canvas, 116x89 cm Harlem street little story, oil on canvas, 80x80 cm
L'extravagant détour de la charrette d'errance, 2016, huile sur toile, 100x100cm
L'extravagant détour de la charrette d'errance, oil on canvas, 100x100cm

 

 



Absence, 2014, Huile sur toile, 146 x 97 cm Ascension, 2014, Huile sur toile, 146 x 97 cm
Absence, 2014, Huile sur toile, 146 x 97 cm

Ascension, 2014, Huile sur toile, 146 x 97 cm

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