Oil on canvas paper
65 x 50 cm
“The boundary between human and animal and machine is transgressed in many works by Ventura,” as exemplified by Untitled I. “Far from signaling a walling off of people from other living beings, Ventura’s works signal disturbingly and pleasurably a tight coupling of human with animal anatomies, with some in submissive and others in imposing postures, constantly creating a new discursive status for the cycle of marriage exchange.“ (excerpts from “Mapping The Corporeal”, 2008 essay by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa for the exhibition of the same name.
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….