The seemingly sculptured images Ron Greve produces, can be seen as a modern approach to the still lives of the old Dutch Masters. This series is based on interpersonal relationships and its precariousness.
‘In Relation’ is inspired by family portraits throughout the ages. The placement of the elements remind of old fashioned family pictures, where the setting is neatly organised. This custom of a still live as a family portrait is still in sway, but not as rigid as centuries ago.
Ron Greve addresses the emotional side of the family portrait, the side that is never shown in the apparently perfect family photo. The contemporary colour choices emphasises the stark contrast between what people want to show and what is the reality.
The ultrasharp images make you wonder whether these are painted or captured by camera. This adds an unexpected layer to the surrealism of these serene images.