Beastiality

Beastiality

Artist:           

Ronald Ventura

 

Medium:     

Oil on canvas

 

Size:             

154 x 122 cm

 

Year:             

2008

  • Description

    Beastiality (2008) evokes the image of a lady’s handbag with a jaguar head extending at its bottom with a slender feminine torso with crossed legs perched firmly in the background. The image is then boldly ‘branded’ as ‘Cat Woman Collection’. By extending the symbol of a ladies’ handbag which could be considered as a signifier of class, wealth and exclusivity, Ventura consciously adapts these metaphors to only contest their meaning, to breach the artificial boundaries which have been developed by post-Enlightenment epistemologies between people and other living beings.  (excerpt from “Mapping The Corporeal”, 2008 essay by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa for the exhibition of the same name.

  • Artist Profile

    Many say that since Ronald Ventura opened his first major solo exhibition abroad, entitled Mapping The Corporeal (NUS Museum, Singapore, 2008), his career development and reputation has witnessed a truly stunning success. Renowned as a hyper-realist painter Ventura is able to combine images of fantasy and animation, often resulting in a collection of works with multi-layers of graphic ele…. 

     

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