Category — Gou-gou World
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The ‘Gou-gou World’ Series
In the spring of 2010, a new figure appeared in Edmond Rinnooy-Kan’s paintings. It was a simple, stocky creature, not more than a head on legs. His name was Gou-gou. Since then Gou-gou has been coming back and now has a dominant presence in all Rinnooy-Kan’s work.
Gou-gou is always shy, uncomfortable, detached and out-of-place. He is an archetypal outsider, not unfriendly, but not friendly either. Neither is he happy nor unhappy. He just has a hard time relating to anything.
Edmond Rinnooy-Kan's sidekick travels the world...
Gou-gou in East Meredith, Upstate New York.[img src=http://old.ragazine.cc/wp-content/flagallery/gou-gou-world/thumbs/thumbs_gg-in-arizona-f.jpg]00Gou-gou in Arizona
Blue as the sky, and the pool.[img src=http://old.ragazine.cc/wp-content/flagallery/gou-gou-world/thumbs/thumbs_gg-in-the-louvre-f.jpg]00Gou-gou Visits the Louvre
Loves the Mona Lisa[img src=http://old.ragazine.cc/wp-content/flagallery/gou-gou-world/thumbs/thumbs_gg-in-rome-f.jpg]00Gou-gou in Rome
Tete-tete with the Pope[img src=http://old.ragazine.cc/wp-content/flagallery/gou-gou-world/thumbs/thumbs_gg-in-dandong-f1.png]00Gou-gou In Dangong
A different kind of thousand-mile march[img src=http://old.ragazine.cc/wp-content/flagallery/gou-gou-world/thumbs/thumbs_gou-gou-in-london.jpg]00Gou-gou in London
A little knight music.
With no roots to keep him anywhere, Gou-gou is always on the road. He sees no danger or opportunity. He takes things as they come and goes with the flow. Not out of a philosophy but by lack of it.
Is he having a good time? Not really. Neither does he have a bad time. He is just having a time.
— Edmond Rinnooy-Kan
For more about Gou-gou go to http://www.gougouworld.org.
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