Nascido na Venezuela em 1961, Ron van Dongen cresceu na Holanda. He studied photography at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
His seductive black and white florals unearth floral secrets and symbols of our alternately nurturing and perilous relationship with nature. In simple arrangements and with masterful printing techniques, van Dongen conjures visual sensations that can reflect the struggles and confusions of everyday life in memorializing the beautiful, the simple, the flower.
“Until we can comprehend the beguiling beauty of a single flower, we are woefully unable to grasp the meaning and potential of life itself.” —Virginia Woolf
Sua obra está presente em coleções de arte importantes (privadas e públicas) como a coleção da Microsoft, Museu de Arte de Portland, Elton John Photography Collection, no acervo do Ritz Carlton, entre outros. Perhaps the most recognized and widely collected photographer of botanical studies, van Dongen’s work has been the subject of ten monographs and is widely exhibited and collected throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
"Ron's photographs are portraits; plants and flowers his subjects. After nurturing them from seed or spore they pose for Ron's lens when he deems the moment right. The results are a deeply personal, intimate recording of architecture, life, frailty, resolve, emotion, and sensuality."
Natureza Morta I
Natureza Morta II
"Até o momento em que pudermos compreender a beleza de uma única flor estaremos incapazes de entender significado e potencial da vida na sua grandiosidade.
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