photographers Ropp, William (FR)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • William Ropp, Äthopien 1, 2014
  • William Ropp, Äthopien 1, 2014

    Fine Art Pigment Print, Ed. of 8 in ca. 90 x 120 cm, Ed. of 10 in ca. 50 x 60 cm, Ed. of 5 in 40 x 50 cm, please ask gallery for price.

    picture 1 of 24
  • William Ropp, Äthopien 2, 2014
  • William Ropp, Äthopien 2, 2014

    Fine Art Pigment Print, Ed. of 8 in ca. 90 x 120 cm, Ed. of 10 in ca. 50 x 60 cm, Ed. of 5 in 40 x 50 cm, please ask gallery for price.

    picture 2 of 24
  • William Ropp, Äthopien 3, 2014
  • William Ropp, Äthopien 3, 2014

    Fine Art Pigment Print, Ed. of 8 in ca. 90 x 120 cm, Ed. of 10 in ca. 50 x 60 cm, Ed. of 5 in 40 x 50 cm, please ask gallery for price.

    picture 3 of 24
  • William Ropp, Äthopien 4, 2014
  • William Ropp, Äthopien 4, 2014

    Fine Art Pigment Print, Ed. of 8 in ca. 90 x 120 cm, Ed. of 10 in ca. 50 x 60 cm, Ed. of 5 in 40 x 50 cm, please ask gallery for price.

    picture 4 of 24
  • William Ropp, Akt 1
  • William Ropp, Akt 1

    William Ropp, Akt 1, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 5 of 24
  • William Ropp, Claire fauteuille
  • William Ropp, Claire fauteuille

    William Ropp, Claire fauteuille , size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 6 of 24
  • William Ropp, Akt 2
  • William Ropp, Akt 2

    William Ropp, Akt 2 , size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 7 of 24
  • William Ropp, Akt 3
  • William Ropp, Akt 3

    William Ropp, Akt 3 , size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 8 of 24
  • William Ropp, Children 1
  • William Ropp, Children 1

    William Ropp, Children 1 , size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 9 of 24
  • William Ropp, Children 3
  • William Ropp, Children 3

    William Ropp, Children 3, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 10 of 24
  • William Ropp, Claire
  • William Ropp, Claire

    William Ropp, Claire , size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 11 of 24
  • William Ropp, Claire Portrait II
  • William Ropp, Claire Portrait II

    William Ropp, Claire Portrait II , size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 12 of 24
  • William Ropp, Ange demon
  • William Ropp, Ange demon

    William Ropp, Ange demon, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 13 of 24
  • William Ropp, Children 4
  • William Ropp, Children 4

    William Ropp, Children 4, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 14 of 24
  • William Ropp, Mael
  • William Ropp, Mael

    William Ropp, Mael, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 15 of 24
  • William Ropp, Thierry
  • William Ropp, Thierry

    William Ropp, Thierry, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 15, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 16 of 24
  • William Ropp, Mali 2
  • William Ropp, Mali 2

    William Ropp, Mali 2, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 10, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 17 of 24
  • William Ropp, Mali
  • William Ropp, Mali

    William Ropp, Mali 1, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 10, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 18 of 24
  • William Ropp, Mali 4
  • William Ropp, Mali 4

    William Ropp, Mali 4, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 10, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 19 of 24
  • William Ropp, Mali 3
  • William Ropp, Mali 3

    William Ropp, Mali 3, size 16" x 20" / 40 cm x 50 cm
    Black and white toned silver gelatin print
    Edition of 10, printed by the artist, signed and numbered.

    picture 20 of 24
  • William Ropp, o.T. 1, 2010-2012
  • William Ropp, o.T. 1, 2010-2012

    William Ropp, Fine Art InkJet Print, Edition of 12, 50 x 60 cm, 2010-2012.

    picture 21 of 24
  • William Ropp, o. T. 3, 2010-2012
  • William Ropp, o. T. 3, 2010-2012

    William Ropp, Fine Art InkJet Print, Edition of 12, 50 x 60 cm, 2010-2012.

    picture 22 of 24
  • William Ropp, o.T. 2, 2010-2012
  • William Ropp, o.T. 2, 2010-2012

    William Ropp, Fine Art InkJet Print, Edition of 12, 50 x 60 cm, 2010-2012.

    picture 23 of 24
  • William Ropp, o.T. 4, 2010-2012
  • William Ropp, o.T. 4, 2010-2012

    William Ropp, Fine Art InkJet Print, Edition of 10, 30 x 40 cm, 2010-2012.

    picture 24 of 24

biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

William Ropp, born 1960 in Versailles/Frankreich.

William Ropp succeeds in this series a distinct border crossing between naturalism and artifice, between the reproduction of man with nature and stylization.
The people of all generations in Ropps works are looking directly at the viewer. The enormous charisma of the protagonists draws the viewer magically into its spell. The people in Ropps images appear vulnerable and impressively drawn into themselves, but at the same time strong and full of self-confidence. The peculiar embedding of people in strange landscapes and plant worlds leads to mysterious pictures full of miracles.
The balanced composition, lighting accents well set up, the refined nuances of color and the subtle harmony between form and content lend the photographs a compelling density.
William Ropp shows
what usually can not be shown: the strong power of thought worlds.

The merging of the representational and the imaginary shapes the character of his recognizable artistic style.

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Collection (Selection)
Musée de l'Elysée (A)
Houston Museum of Fine Art (U.S.A.)
Museum Wamn Reekum (Holland)
Museo Civico Farnese (Italien)
Museum of Fotokunst (Dänemark)
Fotomuseum in Mölkau (Deutschland)
Maison Européenne pour la Photographie (Frankreich)
Collection Polaroïd (U.S.A.)
Galerie du Château d'Eau (Frankreich)

single shows (selection)

2015
in focus Galerie, Köln
ART.FAIR, Cologne mit in focus Galerie
AIPAD, New York mit Throckmorton gallery

2012
in focus Galerie, Köln, new color work
Le sculpteur d`ombres, Maison Européenne Photo, Paris, France
William Ropp - Galerie LWS, France

2011
Stenersen Museum in Oslo, NO
Maison Europeene pour la Photographie in Paris, F
2010: Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, B
Pingayo Photo Festival, China

NLE, Fotofest Norway, with in focus gallery, Cologne
in focus Galerie, Cologne
Nafoto (Brasil)
Phototeca della Ina (Mexico)
Museo Ken Damy (Italien)
Centro Colombo Americano (Columbien)
Marzee Gallery (Holland)
Photovision Bestiaire Photographique (Frankreich)
House of Photography (Czech Republic)
Galerie Differencia (Portugal)
A.T.H.A. (Spanien)
Photographer's Gallery (England)
Galerie Robert Doisneau (Frankreich)
Fotografica International (Italien)
Galerie G4 (Czech Republic)
Photonews gallery (Deutschland)

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Catalogs
William ROPP, 1990
William ROPP, 1991
William ROPP, " La chair nue de l'émotion ", 1993
William ROPP," The shadow sculptor ", 2000

Books
William ROPP, Ken Damy Museum Editions, Italy, 1996
William ROPP, Children, Kehrer Verlag, 2004
William ropp, Dreamt memories from Africa, Galerie Vevais, 2008
William Ropp, Voetnoot Amsterdam, 2009
William Ropp, Memoires revees d'Afriques, Voetnoot Amsterdam, 2010
William Ropp, New Works, Galerie Vevais, 2015

Publications
Vis-à-Vis International n°4 et 6 (France)
Photo Magazine, November 1988 (France)
Sunstorm n°27 (USA)
International Photographers, December 1993 (China)
Photonews, December 1993 (Germany)
Foto Magazin, December 1993 (Germany)
International Photography, November 1994 (USA)
Zoom, October 1994 (Italy)
Photo Magazine, n°15, 1998 (Europ)
Fotografi n°6, 1998 (Norway)
Gente di fotografia n°17, 1998 (Italy)
Reflex n°20, 1998 (Mexico)
Picture Magazine, December 1998 (USA)
Immagini, December 1999 (Italy)
Photographie, November 2000 (Germany)