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Ronald Ventura

Point of Know Return 1, 2012

Lithography and oil base paint on acrylic sheet, assembled with coloured acrylic sheet, LED light and aluminum case
29 × 36 3/4 × 2 3/4 in
73.7 × 93.3 × 7 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Singapore
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About the work
Ronald Ventura
Filipino , b. 1973
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Leading Filipino contemporary artist Ronald Ventura is known for his finely crafted sculptures, installations, and works on paper, through which he seduces viewers into confronting modern ills. As he explains: “I try to do something that is inviting to draw the viewer in. […] But if you look carefully, you can see something behind.” Layers—visual and conceptual—characterize Ventura’s work. In his “Point of Know Return” series (2012), for example, he crafts apocalyptic warning signs, crossing cartoon characters with bombs, skulls, and vermin. By cobbling together images from popular culture, Eastern and Western folklore, and traditional Filipino arts and crafts, he creates expansive, surrealistic compositions, pocked with references to such dangers as rampant consumerism, pollution, and war. He also mines the fraught history of his own country, exploring the ramifications of repeated colonization on its culture and society.

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Ronald Ventura
Filipino , b. 1973
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Leading Filipino contemporary artist Ronald Ventura is known for his finely crafted sculptures, installations, and works on paper, through which he seduces viewers into confronting modern ills. As he explains: “I try to do something that is inviting to draw the viewer in. […] But if you look carefully, you can see something behind.” Layers—visual and conceptual—characterize Ventura’s work. In his “Point of Know Return” series (2012), for example, he crafts apocalyptic warning signs, crossing cartoon characters with bombs, skulls, and vermin. By cobbling together images from popular culture, Eastern and Western folklore, and traditional Filipino arts and crafts, he creates expansive, surrealistic compositions, pocked with references to such dangers as rampant consumerism, pollution, and war. He also mines the fraught history of his own country, exploring the ramifications of repeated colonization on its culture and society.

Ronald Ventura

Point of Know Return 1, 2012

Lithography and oil base paint on acrylic sheet, assembled with coloured acrylic sheet, LED light and aluminum case
29 × 36 3/4 × 2 3/4 in
73.7 × 93.3 × 7 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Singapore
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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