Ralf Schmidt

Ralf Schmidt

Düsseldorf, NRW, Germany

About Ralf Schmidt

Human reality is a complex structure, which is formed in its sum of innumerable perspectives and interpretations of the facts, which are also subject to a continuous flux of change. The concrete image situation often tries to show aspects of human nature value free.
As an artist I try to bring into consciousness what might get lost in the struggle of everyday's life. It's about proportion, relationship, selection and sorting.

Education

Studies and freelance work

1982 - 1986
Studied graphic design at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences:
visual communication
Free drawing with Professor Rudi Assmann
Diploma from Professor Heinz Edelmann

from 1987
free designer for publishers and advertising agencies

from 1998
artist

1998 - 2008
paintings I:
realistic translated insulated objects, acrylic on canvas

since 2006
drawings in transparent mixed media on handmade paper

from 2010
paintings II:
Aspects of human nature, acrylic on canvas

Numerous exhibitions in Germany and neighboring countries

Exhibitions

Group exhibitions

2021
• Collaboration with Part2Gallery, Düsseldorf

2020
• nextmuseum.io, digital exhibition "Willkommen im Paradies", organized by NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
• "Filmreif", digital annual exhibition, Verein Düsseldorfer Künstler e.V.

2019
• Colonia Art Gallery in the Wohnforum Bülles, Duisburg
• City-ART-Kaden 2019, City-Arkaden, Wuppertal
• Huntenkunst International Art Fair 2019, Ulft, The Netherlands
• New in the gallery: Ralf Schmidt, Gallery at the Citadel (Galerie an der Zitadelle), Jülich

2018
• 10th Korschenbroicher Kunstfrühling, Korschenbroich
• Huntenkunst International Art Fair 2018, Ulft, The Netherlands
• Art in the community center (Kunst im Bürgerhaus), community center Benrath, Düsseldorf

2017
• Annual exhibition of Düsseldorf artists, Düsseldorfer Künstler e.V., 2017
• Countercurrent - art in the port (Kunst im Hafen), Düsseldorf
• City-ART-Kaden 2017, City-Arkaden, Wuppertal

2016
• 9th Korschenbroicher Kunstfrühling, Korschenbroich
• Himmel und Äd, art in the church, Christuskirche, Düsseldorf
• City-ART-Kaden 2016, City-Arkaden, Wuppertal

2015
• Art in the castle, Kalkum castle (Schloss Kalkum), Düsseldorf
• Night of the Museums, Atelierhalle 6 in Boui Boui, Düsseldorf
• City-ART-Kaden 2015, City-Arkaden, Wuppertal

2014
• Billing - art in the tax office, Finanzamt Nord, 40476 Düsseldorf
• Night of the Museums, Atelierhalle 6 in Boui Boui, Düsseldorf

2013
• Shelter - art in the bunker, air raid shelter Bilk (Luftschutzbunker Bilk), Düsseldorf
• Art in the Zoopark, Düsseldorf

2012
• Free access - art in prison, Düsseldorf prison (JVA Düsseldorf)
• Annual exhibition Villa Hecking, Neuenkirchen / Rheine

2011
• Inspection, Düsseldorf-Urdenbach workshop
• Artists' market, Hilden city center

2010
• Annual exhibition Villa Hecking, Neuenkirchen / Rheine
• Art in the machine hall, Gladbeck-Zweckel
• Art in the Zoopark, Düsseldorf

2009
• Open air of painters and sculptors, moated castle Wittringen (Wasserschloss Wittringen)

2008
• Annual exhibition Villa Hecking, Neuenkirchen / Rheine
• Art in the machine hall, Gladbeck-Zweckel

2007
• Art in the Zoopark, Düsseldorf
• Artists' market, Hilden city center

2006
• Annual exhibition Villa Hecking, Neuenkirchen / Rheine
• Art in the Zoopark, Düsseldorf

2004
• Contemporary Realism, Gallery B9, Meerbusch


Solo shows

2020
• Art in the town hall, current paintings, curated by Gisela Willems-Liening; Korschenbroich town hall (Rathaus Korschenbroich)

2015
• blb 14, painting, with Sabine Kroggel (photograph), building and real estate company NRW, Düsseldorf

2014
• RWi4, current paintings, Völklinger Straße, Düsseldorf

2013
• IÖV ART 4, with Sabine Clemens and Stefan Lindauer, IÖV Hilden

2011
• Seen - Thought, graphic exhibition in the Künstlerhaus Alte Schule, Greven

2009
• Drawing and painting, Bilk City Library, Bilker Arcaden, Düsseldorf

2008
• Seen - thought, paintings and graphics, Düren Gate (Dürener Tor), city of Nideggen

2003
• In life, paintings with everyday objects, AOK Düsseldorf, Kasernenstraße

1998
• People and technology, paintings, BEA Elektrotechnik, Düsseldorf