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Ron

Mail Me Art…

March 7, 2013

I was happy to be asked, together with some 200 artists from 19 countries, to submit Art on a A6 envelope for ‘Mail Me Art’.

All submitted artworks will be exhibited at The Framers Gallery / London from 30th July – 3rd August 2013.

 Here’s what I did:

‘Black cat on the windowsill’. Follow this link to see ‘the making of’…

Mail Me Art / Black Cat in Windowsill

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Affordable Art Fair…

February 19, 2013

Preparing my Art for the AAF (Affordable Art Fair) in Brussels this weekend, 21-24 February.

Find us at Modern Images / Printed Matter / Stand D2
Location: Tour et Taxis

 Framed artwork waiting at the framestore

 

Preparing 'Dead Rabbit' for the fair.

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dead rabbit T-shirtI’m finally working on the T-shirt version of my DeadRabbit painting!
I’ts actually a slightly more graphic vector remake of the original acrylic painting.

 

 

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The ultimate Q & A…

March 22, 2012

Editorial cartoon: question mark

Vintage Ron!

I made this drawing in 1980.
Technique: Rotring pen and airbrush.
Published in books, magazines and as postcards.

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Huub Slabbers: children's books

My father Huub Slabbers, 1910-2002, was a multi-tasking artist.
Between 1955 and 1975 his main activity was writing and illustrating children’s
books for the international market. After ‘escaping’ school I was his assistent for several years and we worked together on illustration projects. When I look at the Peter and Pat series my flower power influences seem rather obvious.

 

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Tonight was the opening of the exhibition ‘A Perfect Day’ in Amsterdam. 
A Perfect Day is a collection of art in the form of drawings with text, with observations,
thoughts and ideas about life, funny, clever, poetic, ironic and hilarious.
A Perfect Day includes the work of more than 50 international artists.

Me at a perfect day exhibition

One of my drawings is on the wall,
how low can you go…

Below:
Also a small selection of my ‘Saul Steinberg The New Yorker Cover Collection’ is
an important part of the show.

steinberg-ronald-slabbers-collection

 This was the famous Saulberg quote used to promote this show on the website, invitation etc.:

‘People who see a drawing in the New Yorker will think automatically thats it’s funny
because it is a cartoon. If they see it in a museum, they think it’s artistic; if they find it
in a fortune cookie they think it’s a prediction.’
– Saul Steinberg…

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Painting ‘Dead Rabbit’.

February 18, 2011

dead rabbit painting‘Dead Rabbit’.
Acrylic paint on plywood with ‘real’ bullet hole.
60 x 60 cm (23,5 x 23,5 inch)

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