Ronnie van Hout: No One is Watching You

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Ronnie van Hout Buxton Contemporary 2018 photo supplied
Ronnie van Hout 'End Doll' 2007, courtesy the artist

See three decades of tragicomic work from the New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist

Ronnie van Hout has been creating aliens, robots and lonely figures for more than 30 years, confounding and thrilling art fans in equal measure with his uniquely funny brand of existential absurdism. He's best known for creating sculptures that depict himself as a childlike figure, but has created work across video, photography, installation, sculpture and text.

This exhibition marks Buxton Contemporary's first survey of an artist's work since it opened earlier this year. There'll be more than 20 of Van Hout's works on display, drawn from both private collections and major public institutions. The works take inspiration from sci-fi, cults, classic cinema and even art history. The exhibition also features two brand new works.

By: Ben Neutze

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