One of the real joys of my work is co-creating with clients. Khalil Najjar is Managing Director and Owner of Optim Logistics, Australia’s largest film equipment and concert entertainment freight forwarder. A move into a new head office sparked Khalil’s creative juices that saw a full scale shipping container being converted into the main meeting room and boardroom. Khalil needed some art to complement his logo design based around the Japanese concept of “enso”, a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. A chance trip into the Intercontinental Hotel Gallery, Sydney resulted in Khalil spending time viewing my database of images before settling on the Cartography of Flow – Red as the image he felt best complemented his logo. “Now I challenge you, Ralph. Can you turn that artwork into 4.2 metre triptych?”. View the film to see the surprising result!!
Burnt Out 1 now greets members as they enter the Intercontinental Hotel Sydney's exclusive 32nd floor Executive Club Lounge - rated the No 1 Executive Club Lounge globally because of its unique position directly above the Opera House, almost on top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with panoramic views across to Sydney Heads and out to sea. 4 additional pieces of mine are to be added so the Intercontinental Sydney Executive Club Lounge will now feature my works exclusively. Honoured to have my artwork selected for such a prestigious location
I am always delighted to hear from satisfied collectors. This time through Daniel Arnold a former Manly Australia resident who has now moved to the Greek Island of Paros. He sent this shot from the balcony of his new villa. Before he left Australia he bought an edition of Unfinished Surface: Blue to remind him of his life in Australia. Now the piece sits proudly staring out at this view from its position on a white wall in the villa.
Wonderful to see my work featured in the corporate head office of Norvik Banka Riga Latvia. Thanks to Vineta Straznova, owner at CREA Gallery Riga Latvia who has worked tirelessly to promote my work. Great big thanks and hugs!! Just the beginning..And thanks to Imagehouse Latvia for their thoughtful and contemporary office design.