Book presentation HÖLL by Stichting C.o.C.A. during Art Rotterdam

During Art Rotterdam, C.o.C.A. Foundation hosted the presentation by Ronald Cornelissen and graphic designer Simon Davies about their recently published book HÖLL (for more information see .

This presentation was part of the VIP programme of Art Rotterdam (19 to 22 May, 2022) and could be seen at Eendrachtsweg 56b in Rotterdam.

Many thanks to Alexander Ramselaar and Julian Oggel.

Book presentation HÖLL at Galerie Bernard Jordan in Paris

On Saturday 18 December Galerie Bernard Jordan hosted the book presentation of the new bilingual ( English/ French) publication HÖLL by artist Ronald Cornelissen and graphic designer Simon Davies. The first copy was presented to Maarten Loonen, Associate Professor Arctic Ecology at the University of Groningen and Manager and scientific director Netherlands Arctic Station in Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard.
With thanks to Marieke Wiegel.
Photo’s by Photo’s by Marion van Rijssel.

HÖLL book

This publication features a series of drawings made by Ronald Cornelissen after a stay at the Netherlands Arctic Station on Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. The scenes depicted in the first edition of Gerrit de Veer’s travel famous journal The Three Voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions (1594, 1595, and 1596) from 1596 served as the starting point for these drawings. The drawings mashup the work of Gerrit de Veer with that of Elzie Segar, John Carpenter, Michel Serres, Vladimir Demikhov and Mary Shelley and serves up an alternative image of the Arctic. The book, designed by Simon Davies, represents the drawings at different scales; from 1:1 (details) to 1:14 (whole drawings). This mimics the movement of visitors viewing the large scale drawings in an exhibition context. The books design refers to the subjects explored by the drawings as well as to the form of De Veer’s original journal.

Number of pages: 176
Language: French / English
Hardback (cover: Silkscreened grey board)
Price: 40 €

Foreword: Ronald Cornelissen
Essay: Julie Enckell Julliard
Lithography and design: Simon Davies
English translation: Kim Laidlaw, French translation: Jeanne Bouniort
English editing: Jane Bemont, French editing: Sylvie Philippon
Photography: Simon Davies and Ronald Cornelissen

Distribution: Les Presses du réel, Dijon, France

Published by Ronald Cornelissen and Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, France

©2021, the authors, the photographers and the artist
All rights reserved
ISBN: 978-90-9035313-5

Many thanks to the Mondriaan Fund (NL), Jaap Harten Fund (NL), Droom en Daad Foundation (NL), Backing Grounds (NL) and the Centre national des arts plastiques (FR) who made this publication possible by their generous support.

Limbo Walks, Limbo Sleeps


Limbo Walks, Limbo Sleeps comes in a limited edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. This edition was published by Ronald Cornelissen with the support of Le Fonds Canson pour l’Art et le Papier. The original works were made in 2009 in ink, watercolor, sepia and pencil on inkjet prints. They are reproduced here at their original size. The graphic design was done by Ronald van Lit.

Edition of 40 Dutch and 10 English copies – 32,9 x 24,1 cm – 2015
Price: 70 €

Many thanks to: Catherine Barthe and Ronald van Lit

Androuiette in de Petteflat


This publication is part of the collection chipiron from the French publisher Solo Ma Non Troppo. This book with drawings that were made between 2016 and 2018 was published in March 2019 in an edition of a 150 copies. It can be ordered at Solo Ma Non Troppo. The price is 15,00 €

It is a co-edition with galerie Bernard Jordan (Paris)
20 x 27 cm – 36 full colour pages – 2019
isbn 978-2-919289-48-6

Many thanks: Jean Bescos, Geneviève Hergott & Bernard Jordan

Detroit Backwards


In June 2018 PrintRoom’s Riso workspace was taken over by Davin Brainard and myself. We collaborated on a zine entitled Detroit Backwards; a portrait of Davin’s hometown which I have visited several times over the past 20 years. We asked Ivan Cornelissen-Wiegel to come up with stuff to fill in the inevitable blank spots in our memories. Both Davin and me share a love for comics, cartoons, fanzines, graffiti and collage and have performed in the group Princess DragonMom.

On Saturday the 2nd of  June 2018 we showed the results of our collaboration at Printroom with  drawings from the book and movies from Time Stereo’s Movie Time, a compilation of live action and animation movies.

Published by PrintRoom & Time Stereo – Edition of 50 copies – 21 x 14,85 cm – 2018
Price 5 €.

Many thanks to: Ewoud van Rijn en Karin de Jong

Back In Business lithograhps

Four lithographic prints I made based on the drawing series Back In Business at Wolfensberger Lithographic Printers  in Zurich, Switzerland.
Lythographic print on paper – 30 x 40 cm – 2016

Back In Businessis is published by Wolfensberger Lithographic Printers in collaboration with Bernard Jordan Gallery.
It is an edition of 24 numbered and signed copies.
1 lithographic print: 600 euro
2 lithographic prints: 1000 euro
4 lithographic prints: 1900 euro

Thanks to: Bernard Jordan, Adem Dërmaku and Thomi Wolfensberger

The Life and Times of Ron Away


The Life and Times of Ron Away
Installations and sculptures by Ronald Cornelissen

The Life and Times of Ron Away focuses on Cornelissen’s sculptures and installations made between 1998 and 2014.  Studies and documentation of the generation and the demise of the sculptures are also included in the publication. Most of Ronald Cornelissen’s sculptures and installations are destroyed after being shown. This means that, apart from the few models which have survived, this publication is the only material record of these works. Arnold Mosselman wrote the introduction for the book and the English curator Tom Morton has written an essay for the book which has been designed by Simon Davies.

Order at:
MEUZE Foundation
Schepenstraat 48A-I
3039 NJ Rotterdam
+31 6 38 37 90 14 –

The Life and Times of Ron Away was published by the MEUZE Foundation.
320 pages – English – paperback
Price: 40 euro

Boys R Us at walgenbach art & books


On Saturday the 16th of March a new art bookstore and gallery opened in the Gouwstraat 15 in Rotterdam: Walgenbach art & books. Concurrently with the opening of the store and gallery this webshop became operational:

Between March 16 and May 19 Walgenbach art & books presents the book Boys R Us and in the Gouwstraat 22 drawings will be exhibited. Boys R Us comes in an edition of 30 numbered copies. Each box contains a small boy, an original drawing relating to one of the Boys R US drawings.

Walgenbach art & books, Gouwstraat 15, 3082 BA Rotterdam. Open: Thursday until Saturday from 12 to 18 hours and by appointment.