Ronald Ventura

Wild State of Mind

October 26, 2017 — January 27, 2018


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Party Animals, 2017

acrylic and oil on canvas

96 x 144 in. (244 x 366 cm)

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Wild State of Mind (Stripes Series 1), 2017

acrylic and oil on canvas

84 x 60 in. (213 x 152 cm)

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Los Talentados, 2017

acrylic and oil on canvas

60 x 84 in. (152 x 213 cm)

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Over D Fence, 2017

acrylic and oil on canvas

72 x 108 in. (183 x 274 cm)

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Hyper Beast 3, 2017

acrylic and oil on canvas

72 x 48 in. (183 x 122 cm)

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Resistance, 2017

acrylic and oil on canvas

48 x 36 in. (122 x 91 cm)

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Wild State of Mind (Stripes Series 2), 2017

acrylic and oil on canvas

36 x 24 in. (91 x 61 cm)

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Hyper Beast 1, 2017

fiberglass/resin, metal, oil paint, polyurethane paint

46 x 101 x 28 in. (117 x 256.5 x 71 cm)

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Hyper Beast 2, 2017

fiberglass/resin, metal, oil paint, polyurethane paint

67 x 113 x 32 in. (170 x 287 x 81 cm)

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "Wild State of Mind" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 26 - December 22, 2017

 

 

Works

INSTALLATION VIEWS

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Tyler Rollins Fine Art is pleased to present Wild State of Mind, a solo exhibition of new works by Ronald Ventura. The exhibition has been extended through January 27, 2018.

Born in 1973 in Manila, the Philippines, where he continues to live and work, Ventura ranks as one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation in Southeast Asia. Over the past twenty years, his dynamically evolving oeuvre has exhibited an eclectic range of iconography and a wide variety of themes and subjects, taking formal risks that push the boundaries of image-making. The exhibition probes the intersections between reality and fiction, madness and sanity, logic and instinct, breaking down the dualities that impose a sharp divide between humans and wild animals. Ventura draws from contemporary social practices and culture, placing his hybrid creatures in scenes of merrymaking, parading, brawling, or playing sports – contexts that elicit extreme emotions but are very much part of our lived realities today. He incorporates often ominous imagery and symbols, ranging from traffic warning signs to firearms, that appear in a new kind of urban wilderness that is the contemporary counterpart to the sinister, mysterious forests of age-old legends and fairy tales.

Ventura presented his first US solo exhibition, Metaphysics of Skin, at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in 2009, followed by A Thousand Islands in 2011 and E.R. (Endless Resurrection) in 2014. A major solo exhibition of his work, Project: Finding Home, took place in 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, while in 2017 the Metropolitan Museum, Manila, presented another solo exhibition, Shadow Forest: Encounters and Explorations. Concurrently with Wild State of Mind, Ventura’s work is featured in Out of Sight! Art of the Senses at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA. Other museum exhibitions of note include: Ronald Ventura: Big and Small, Ayala Museum, Makati City, the Philippines (2015); Bulul, Ronald Ventura and the traditional art of the Philippines, Museo delle Culture, Lugano, Switzerland (2014); Watching the Watchmen, Vargas Museum, Manila, the Philippines (2012); Recyclables, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore (2012); Surreal Versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain (2011); A Duad in Play, ICA Gallery, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2010); Mapping the Corporeal, National University of Singapore Museum (2008). He was a participating artist in the Prague Biennale (2009) and the Nanjing Biennial (2010).

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Press Release

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

GENERAL PRESS

Widewalls, Ronald Ventura Profile

May, 2017


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ART REPUBLIK, Magick & Belief

April, 2017


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Philippine Tatler, The Art Provocateur

2015


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Artillery, Ronald Ventura at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September, 2014


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Art Radar, Demons, saints, penitents, and pop: Filipino artist Ronald Ventura in New York – in pictures

September, 2014


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Blouin Artinfo.com Asia Edition, Ronald Ventura Taking on the World

2013


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Southeast Asian Contemporary Art Now, The Philippines

2013


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Luxury Properties Magazine, Uncanny Icons

November, 2012


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Flash Art, Ronald Ventura

2012


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Watching the Watchmen Catalogue

2012


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Flash Art, Review of Ronald Ventura at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

January, 2012


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Ronald Ventura Recyclables

2012


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The New York Times, A Filipino Artist’s Fantastical Vision, Finely Crafted

November, 2011


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The Huffington Post, Haiku Reviews: Shakespeare, Abstraction and Pacific Standard Time (PHOTOS)

October, 2011


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Artinfo, The 7 Top Shows to See This Week, From Lisa Yuskavage to Carsten Nicolai

September, 2011


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Dossier Journal, Ronald Ventura

2011


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The Art Economist, Ronald Ventura

2011


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Skull Style: Skulls in Contemporary Art and Design, Ronald Ventura

2011


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The Luxury Channel, 8 Asian Artists to Watch

2010


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Art Asia Pacific Almanac, Philippines

2010


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A Duad in Play, Posthuman Monstrosities, Posthuman Toys

2010


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Without Walls, Ronald Ventura

2010


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Public Art, Ronald Ventura

2009


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Philippine Tatler, Tittle Tattle

October, 2009


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ArtSlant, Supraconscious Appropriations

October, 2009


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Art Notes, South East Asia

October, 2009


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Spot, Filipino artist exhibits in New York

September, 2009


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Artepinas, Metaphysics of Skin

September, 2009


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Filipinas, Ventura’s Vision

September, 2009


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+Koultura, The Strong and The Beautiful

August, 2009


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The Swank Style, Ace Ventura ] Ronald’s first US show explores the second skin

August, 2009


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Limité Magazine, Ronald Ventura

2009


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Contemporary Art Philippines, The World According to Ronald Ventura

2009


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Time, A New York City gallery showcases art from Southeast Asia

December, 2008


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National University of Singapore, Mapping the Corporeal

September, 2008


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Prague Biennale 4, Ronald Ventura

2008


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