Thomas Nickles Project is honored to present an intimate grouping of Ronald Vill’s photographs as our inaugural Artsy show, Opening Dialogue. The decision to exhibit this artist’s work stems from our respect for his commitment to expressing his distinct and intuitive vision. Born of our personal curiosity and the artist’s continuously evolving perception of his own practice, this selection of pieces spans early through current work.
With a focus on the human form in boldly poetic and nuanced atmospheric compositions, collective needs for the basics; food, shelter, sleep, connection, etc., and the outcomes arising when these go unfulfilled are explored. Drawn from the artist’s life, real and imagined, the images embody sensitivity to color, light, texture and space, and speak specifically of experience in a visual language translatable to broader contexts.
Ronald was born in Havana, Cuba, where he lives and works. His photography has been the subject of solo exhibitions at FotoF.A.C., Cuban Art Factory, La Fototeca De Cuba and Museo de Arte Maníaco y Espacio Aglutinador and has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including Critical Mass at FotoF.A.C., Cuban Art Factory as well as Over the Horizon: Eight Cuban Contemporary Artists at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. His work is in the collection of 21c Museum Hotels, as well as private collections in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Norway and France.
We invite you to consider these images as a window into the daily life, real and imagined, of Havana, seen through the lens of a young photographer who crosses borders with his work to open a dialogue with us all.
Issued by Thomas Nickles, July 2018