IMAGES OF A FATHER

IMAGES OF A FATHER

↑ Picture. Requiem of a father, detail. Anima (e). Drawing (grafite) made directly on the walls and ceiling in one of the rooms of the Palazzo Tornielli, Ameno, Italy 2008. Approximately 250x350cm

Fragments / Brottstycken, vinyl paint  and grafite on polytoil 192x670cm

Fragments / Brottstycken, vinyl paint and grafite on polytoil 192x670cm

The drawings and paintings of his deceased father echo frustration and openly discuss the artist’s ambivalent emotions towards his father, which also include feelings of respect and adoration. Ramhøj recalls living under his father’s strict rules and missing his affection, which to some degree may explain his interest in the relationship between fathers and sons.


 


 


 


 

1. Father XIII d. Wax pen on acrylic glass on top of self portrait, 168x132cm.
2. Father I. Pencil on wood 150x120cm. Gothenburg Art Museum.
3. Father IX. Acrylic paint and pencil on wood, 150x120cm.
4. Father VI. Acrylic paint and pencil on wood, 150x120cm. Jönköping Provins Art Museum.

 

Images of a father, Requiem and Rest in the Cathedral of Lund 2018. Exhibited in collaboration with the artist Helena Marika Ekenger.

Father XVI in the Cathedral of Lund. 

Father XVI . Akrylic and pigment on wood 150x120cm

Father XVI . Acrylic and pigment on wood 150x120cm

Father X, Mixed media on wood.

The Cathedral of Lund: Father XVI and Father XXIII. Mixed media on wood. Each 150x120cm

Images of a father in The Cathedral of Lund: Father IV, VII and IX. Mixed media on wood. Each 150x120cm

Requiem IV, vinyl på papper, 21x16 cm

Requiem IV, vinyl on paper, 21×16 cm

Requiem XXI, vinyl on paper, 21×16 cm

Requiem XXII, ink on paper 21x16cm

Requiem XV, ink on paper 21x16cm

Requiem X, ink on paper 21x16cm

Rest III. Vinyl and vax on mdf 24x37cm

Rest II, vinyl and oil on mdf 37x24cm

Rest Ib, vinyl and oil on mdf 37x24cm

Ramhøj quotes the saying, “We can die twice – first, our body dies; we die a second time after our death – when we are forgotten.” In addition to showing a selection from the series Images of a Father and Requiem of a Father, Ramhøj conceived an exclusive feature for this exhibition, drawing a monumental image of his dead father’s head directly onto the wall and ceiling in the Palazzo Tornielli, in Ameno.

Work in process

 

Requiem, Anime, Italy. Mixed media on wall

Requiem, Anime. Italy. Mixed media on wall

Work in process.

   Work in process.

Janus II. Acrylic och grafite on paper. 124,5×88,5cm