RONALD C. VENTURA
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 elements.
Ventura’s Zoomanities series, also continue to morph and appear in his recent exhibitions, “waging war on preconceived notions of what sculpture is and what sculptures shouldn’t be”, making it clear that these mutant assemblages are crucial to his narrative of artistic expression. His three dimensional forms, are a necessity to his stage. His stories are often about aspects of modern man and his present values, playing with revered objects, combined with symbols, and commercial toys posed on a miniature stage, as if part of an re-enactment, and dramatizes a scene.