GREEN TEA IN A MAUVE MOOD by Paul Rondags
163mm x 215 mm, 128 pages, full colour printing, stitched & perfect binding with wraparound cover, edition of 250, 2014.
'This book brings together for the very first time a selection of photographs taken from the artist Paul Rondags. It focuses primarily on his beautiful series of over 300 photographs "Green Tea in a Mauve Mood" produced since 2010.
The pictures he makes are isolation's, observations of everyday life. Elements of aesthetics, mood, tone, are framed in memories and encounters of everyday life. In this way the pictures are also about him. There narrative aspects are loose, inconclusive, made by intuition rather than concept. He is looking to the point where the image is stripped from 'the spectacular', but have enough presence and expressiveness of their own.
Paul Rondags lives and works in Maasticht, the Netherlands. He was born in Maastricht in 1960. He studied at the "Fotovakschool" in Apeldoorn and finished his degree in 1982. In 1988 he finished the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht. From 2012-2013 he was a photography teacher at the Pentagoon Academy in Tongeren, Belgium.'