Visual artist Ronald Ophuis makes violent paintings with violent scenes of sexual abuse, executions and war. Ophuis struggles with the question of how we relate to the violence in the world around us and how we can still be personally affected by it. In the film 'Painful Painting', director Catherine van Campen sheds light on Ophuis' working method and the tense relationship between art and reality in his work.
Catherine van Campen
Catherine van Campen, “Painful painting,” WPB, accessed January 20, 2022, https://tpb.worm.org/items/show/11469.