Ronny Delrue (b.1957) is an artist’s artist. Drawing is Delrue’s primary manner to capture an idea and forms the armature for his paintings and sculptured. Through the gesture of a pencil, he grasps the unseen in the heart and mind. The act of drawing creates order and opens at the same time the door to disorder, to imagination For Delrue, drawing is akin to a voyage. If the first line is good, the voyage starts, without wanting to know precisely where it ends. The direction the works take are therefore dictated by the definition and mastering of the first line. It enables him to create another world, one of which he is only aware of once it appears. Delrue aims to paint and draw in exactly the same way. According to Delrue: a painting must resemble a portrait, which at least disguises as much as it reveals. Therefore, when he begins with an image he recalls, Delrue aims to reshape it in paint. Through this process, the anecdote becomes an image that becomes universal. He recreates a known image into something it never has been before, but as it exists, as an idea.
His work can be found it the collections of Municipal Museum of Kortrijk, Belgium, the Mouscron, Belgium, Kuurne, Belgium, Collection Peek & Cloppenburg, The Netherlands Museum of Deinze and the Leie region, Deinze, Belgium, Collection Golden Matta Clark
(MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium, Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, The Flemish Government, Belgium among many others.
Represented by Galerie Fontana