October - 2004
Dr. phil. Johannes Goldman about the work of Ralph Manfreda:
The apocalyptic pictures of R.M. uncover the mask of death as an inner principle of it's own appearance. Monstrous pictures of horror are oozing out of the artefacts: unholy, shocking caricatures of common reality, hiding behind the shape of everyday occurrence.
The visual revelation of moribund worlds is getting transmitted into an artistic horrortrip, manifested in a world or terror.
R.M.'s art makes us shiver.
Attracted from the power of death, his work seems to perform a necrophilic dance, in which his nightmarish visions take place