For me, the world is made up of pictures and stories. As an artist, I try to make the non-obvious behind the things visible to the viewer. In my artistic exploration of the opposites of reality and fantasy, of what is and what might be, oil paintings are created near the surreal, a combination of familiarity in new, perhaps also unusual contexts full of symbolism that tell a story. Inspired by the artistic craft of the old masters and the images of the symbolists and surrealists, I try to tie my dreams, feelings and emotions as well as the reflection of my environment into pictorial thoughts and play them on canvas. In the process, the conscious and the unconscious combine to form a symbiosis. Our present in the 21st century is sober and rational. There is little room for fantasy and stories. For me, art is a counterweight to resisting, coping with, and enduring a possibility of reality. In that way, my pictures are an offer for the viewer to question the world as it is. But he can just simply delve into them and get lost in them, relive the stories, interpret or interpret them or dream with me and discover one or another new view of the world.
Ralf Czekalla, born in Schleiz in 1963, lived and worked in Dresden, Berlin and now in Glashütte. In addition to classic oil painting, sculpture, graphics, digital image editing, airbrushing, body art, he experiments with everything that can be creatively represented, without any limits. For the realization of his artistic ideas he is particularly attracted by unusual material mixes and techniques. An important topic of his artistic work is the creative examination of the relationship between fantasy, dream and reality. In recent years, his works have been in various group and solo exhibitions in different cities, such as Berlin, Schwerin, Dresden, Potsdam, Osnabrück, Wiesloch, Nordstemmen u.v.a.m. to see. He is a participant and organizer of various art workshops.
2005 July Bildhauer- Workshop Kreativwerkstatt Dresden 2006 summer evening study female nude, art college Dresden 2008-2009 evening course: artistic education in painting and graphics at the Dresden Art Academy
Ralf Czekalla is mainly concerned with classical oilpainting and the art of bodypainting.
2016 Förderpreis TuttoArte - 1st place main prize - solo exhibition - Biel, Switzerland
2010 July group exhibition "Art or Pornography", Gallery Molecular Studio, Berlin 2011 August 4th Art Alley Potsdam 2012 September 1st Art Wiesloch 2014 march group exhibition "Nude", Gallery Kunststück, Berlin 2014 October Group exhibition "Butter bei die Fische", Gallery Kunststück, Berlin 2014 November 7.Teltower Arts Sunday 2014 November Group exhibition "best of crossart" Kunsthaus, Nordstemmen 2015 January Grand Salon 2015 Villa Berberich, Bad Säckingen 2015 February Impulse International, Osnabrück 2015 March / April Art Exhibition in Neuf-Brisach 2015 Mai Schwerin Zeigt Kunst 2015 July 13. OpenAirGallery Berlin 2015 November Fön-Kunstausstellung Erfurt 2015 November 8th Teltower Art Sunday 2016 January Grand Salon 2016 Villa Berberich, Bad Säckingen 2016 February ArtBox Gallery, Zug, Switzerland 2016 April / May 2.Grande Exposion International Des Beaux-Art, Neuf-Brisach 2016 May 12.Kunstfest Meissen 2016 May Award TuttoArte 2016 May / June Art Exhibition, DieGalerie Dresden 2016 November 9.Teltower Arts Sunday 2016 November Art Exhibition, Galerie Art Salon Q3, Saßnitz / Rügen 2017 April Art Exhibition Gallery Acacia, Bad Windsheim 2017 September 14.OpenAirGallery Berlin