Like his previous series, Ron Greve portrayed interpersonal relations in a sculpture-like abstract setting. However, where ‘In Relation’ shows the strains in family bonds, ‘In Motion’ displays emotional tension in general.
‘In Motion’ shows the fragility of interpersonal relations. Even though we all have the desire to be loved and recognised for who we are, our sensitivity to our personal emotional wellbeing makes us vulnerable. Due of this, we are set in an everlasting dance with one another; pulling closer if possible, but pushing away when feeling fragile. This sensitiveness distorts our view on reality, like glasses curve a background when one looks through them.
Therefore Ron Greve’s choice to use glasses is not accidental. Glasses have always had a symbolic quality in art. In 17th century still lives it was a symbol of life’s brittleness and contemporary art its fluidness and transformative behaviour is often emphasised. The glasses in these images embody all these aspects.
The Wes Anderson inspired pastel colour scheme adds to the dream-like quality of the images. It lures you into a false sense of tranquillity, which shatters as soon as you dive into the whole image. Plus, the ultrasharp images need close examination to see whether it is painted or captured by camera. This only accentuate the surrealistic setting.