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Painful Painting

Short documentary, 2011, 52 min.

The confrontational, large paintings by Ronald Ophuis show brute force and suffering. Director Catherine van Campen follows the artist during the genesis of a new painting and accompanies him to Sierra Leone. Both former child soldiers and the media in Sierra Leone ask the painter for the reason of his work, which visualises a past they know but have put behind them. It is Ophuis? ultimate goal to prompt people to self-examination through his compositions.

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  • IT - Asolo Art Film Festival / Best Artist's Biography

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