PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Territorial crossing

13 April - 24 May 2018

Territorial crossing
Primo Marella Gallery is pleased to present Territorial Crossing, a new project specifically created by Ronald Ventura for the venue in Milan.

A territory implies exclusivity over a realm, and in an increasingly global community, to cross such territory resonates as transcending limits and boundaries, moving freely between worlds. Leading Southeast Asian artist Ronald Ventura interprets Territorial Crossing as a state in contemporary society in which long-held binaries are collapsing, hybridities emerging, wide spectrums being embraced, and comfortable distinctions and categories being blurred and conflated. Using metaphorical imagery and direct references, the works comment on the transformation of social norms, values, standards and ideals in various aspects of contemporary life, from technology, popular culture, and mass media, to lifestyle and personal expressions.

Several tropes express the idea of dichotomy dissolution and unsettling of clear-cut divides where human lives have long been anchored. In standards of beauty and physical perfection, digital technology in the mass media and advances in cosmetic surgery have blurred the lines between the natural and the artificial. Man’s relationship with animals and instances where distinctions between the two species seem to fade are probed in works that portray humans morphing into animal forms, and animals exhibiting human-like gestures. The struggle of individual freedom of choice and how it challenged social standards are dealt with in pieces that celebrate contemporary fashion as self-expression, and love that defies conventions on gender and sexuality. What emerges in the collection of images is a world where black and white conceptions are reversing and are being punctured by a spilling of diverse colors. It is a world of crossing limits, breaking into new grounds, and leaping into a new era of existence.

Ryan Francis Reyes

Human Study series C

Ronald Ventura

Human Study series C
2016
Graphite and oil on canvas on clip
Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series C
2016 - Graphite and oil on canvas on clip - Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series D

Ronald Ventura

Human Study series D
2016
Graphite and oil on canvas on clip
Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series D
2016 - Graphite and oil on canvas on clip - Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series B

Ronald Ventura

Human Study series B
2017
Graphite and oil on canvas on clip
Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series B
2017 - Graphite and oil on canvas on clip - Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series A

Ronald Ventura

Human Study series A
2017
Graphite and oil on canvas on clip
Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series A
2017 - Graphite and oil on canvas on clip - Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series E

Ronald Ventura

Human Study series E
2017
Graphite and oil on canvas on clip
Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series E
2017 - Graphite and oil on canvas on clip - Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series F

Ronald Ventura

Human Study series F
2017
Graphite and oil on canvas on clip
Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Human Study series F
2017 - Graphite and oil on canvas on clip - Cm 37 x 26 (total size); cm 30 x 22,5 (painting)

Breakfast

Ronald Ventura

Breakfast
2017
Oil on canvas
Cm 214 x 153

Breakfast
2017 - Oil on canvas - Cm 214 x 153

Territorial Crossing 1

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 1
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 1
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 2

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 2
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 2
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 3

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 3
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 3
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 4

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 4
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 4
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 5

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 5
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 5
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 6

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 6
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 6
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 7

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 7
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 7
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 8

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 8
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 8
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 9

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 9
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 9
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 10

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 10
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 10
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 11

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 11
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 11
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 12

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 12
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 12
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 13

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 13
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 13
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 14

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 14
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 14
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 15

Ronald Ventura

Territorial Crossing 15
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Territorial Crossing 15
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 89 x 71 x 5; painting cm 40 x 30

Wild Out

Ronald Ventura

Wild Out
2018
Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame
Total cm 314 x 228; painting cm 214 x 152

Wild Out
2018 - Oil on canvas and fiberglass and resin frame - Total cm 314 x 228; painting cm 214 x 152

Bull

Ronald Ventura

Bull
2018
Fibergalss, resin, polyurethane, paint
Cm 315 x 263 x 218,5

Bull
2018 - Fibergalss, resin, polyurethane, paint - Cm 315 x 263 x 218,5

Mark 1

Ronald Ventura

Mark 1
2018
Fiberglass resin, metal, acrylic, silver & gold leaf
Cm 150 x 130 x 25

Mark 1
2018 - Fiberglass resin, metal, acrylic, silver & gold leaf - Cm 150 x 130 x 25

Mark 2

Ronald Ventura

Mark 2
2018
Fiberglass resin, metal, acrylic, silver & gold leaf
Cm 130 x 175 x 22

Mark 2
2018 - Fiberglass resin, metal, acrylic, silver & gold leaf - Cm 130 x 175 x 22

Mark 3

Ronald Ventura

Mark 3
2018
Fiberglass resin, metal, acrylic , silver & gold leaf
Cm 130 x 160 x 20

Mark 3
2018 - Fiberglass resin, metal, acrylic , silver & gold leaf - Cm 130 x 160 x 20

Crocodile

Ronald Ventura

Crocodile
2018
Fiberglass, charcoal, polyurethaine paint
Cm 136 x 40 x 40

Crocodile
2018 - Fiberglass, charcoal, polyurethaine paint - Cm 136 x 40 x 40