|Invitation to the Feast, 2011|
Hot Filipino artist Ronald Ventura is having his second solo show at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in New York, opening Sep 8. Entitled A Thousand Islands, the show will feature a new series of paintings and sculptures based on a floating island motif.
Ventura combines images and styles – ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti – to create complex, multi-layered compositions that evoke a distopic fantasy world.
Ventura has been especially busy of late as he's also working on a residency at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, where I was lucky to meet him recently and get a peak on some of his new works. (see below and more on this later)
The ar tist will also be included in the exhibition, Surreal Versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art, at the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (September 28, 2011 – January 8, 2012).