RONALD VENTURA: Grey Avenue

Ginza New Gallery

2024.01.14 - 02.17

INTRODUCTION

Whitestone Ginza New Gallery presents Ronald Ventura’s latest exhibition titled, “Grey Avenue.”

Ventura previously mounted a large-scale exhibit at Karuizawa New Art Museum in 2021 billed as “An Introspective.” For the artist, it is essential to reconsider and reconstruct his creations, regarding them as part of an ongoing process. There is no such thing as “past works,” since everything is part of a visual journey, a ceaseless undertaking. Compositions are constantly re-contextualized and treated like the ever-changing self or living things shedding their previous “skin” to adapt to new environments. What the artist has explored in series such as “Zoomanities” and “Humanime” — animal-human hybrids entangled in geometric cocoons, as well as a cavalcade of boats, birds of prey, fiestas, medical records and clipboards, traffic signs and quarantine colors signifying restrictions amid pandemics — are revisited every now and then to be put under a new and stranger light.

RONALD VENTURA

This show is a continuation of my works regarding the car as a medium of art expression.

Ronald Ventura

For his latest show in Whitestone, Ventura continues his fascination with hyper-cars as both a subject and medium for his art, reimagining them as machines with second layers of skin, making use of the form, precision and swagger of brands such as Porsche and turning them into metaphors for mobility, freedom and hyper-imagination in a world that is becoming more and more restrictive. The act of taking cars out of their usual environs and placing them indoors is considered by Ventura as a wild way of blurring distinctions between the outside and interior worlds — roadblocks be damned.

The artist utilizes carbon fiber — materials used in making cars — as a sort of canvas for his artworks to emphasize how art is not just something to be mounted in one’s parlor and confined to walls, but something that promises the unfettered, untethered, and unrestrained. In rendering speed and sculpting motion, Ronald Ventura is taking his art to strange new places.

GREY AVENUE

2023
Oil on canvas
121.9 × 365.7 cm

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PERFORMER

2023
Pigment ink, acrylic and oil on photo rag baryta fineart paper
152.4 × 106.6 cm

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HYPER BEAST(LION)

2021
Fiberglass / resin, acrylic & polyurethane paint
71.1 × 256.5 × 116.8 cm

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TIME OUT (BO-BRO)

2023
Fiberglass / resin, acrylic & polyurethane paint
38.1 × 38.1 × 50.8 cm

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"COMPETITION"

Ronald Ventura’s newest series “COMPETITION” enables us to understand at a glance the historical dynamism of transportation, in which “animals” were replaced by “cars” over time. His exquisite drawing ability, which is combined with the use of new mediums such as carbon fiber and polyurethane paint, acquires a further sense of speed. Unifying all the same size 10 succeeds in providing volumed details with the lightness. “Contemporary Art×Mobility” - flying imagination of this prodigious talent easily evades the borders of reality, just like a supercar.

COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
53.5 × 35.5 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
53.5 × 35.5 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
53.5 × 35.5 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
53.5 × 35.5 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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COMPETITION

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on carbon fiber
50.8 × 40.6 cm

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ZERO ONE EDITION

2023
Pigment ink, acrylic and oil on photo rag baryta fineart paper
152.4 × 106.6 cm

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ZERO-ONE(Gold Edition)

2023
Pigment ink, acrylic and oil on photo rag baryta fineart paper
152.4 × 106.6 cm

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GULP 3/3

2021
Pigment ink, acrylic and oil on photo rag baryta fineart paper
152.4 × 106.6 cm

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FUTURE DRIVES 2/5

2023
Fiberglass / resin, acrylic & polyurethane paint
71.1 × 50.8 × 152.4 cm

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RUINS OF SPEED(YELLOW) 2/5

2023
Fiberglass / resin, oil
38.1 × 81.2 × 139.7 cm

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RUINS OF SPEED(BLUE) 2/5

2023
Fiberglass / resin, oil
38.1 × 81.2 × 139.7 cm

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CHARGER 2/12

2023
Fiberglass / resin, acrylic & polyurethane paint
15.2 × 45.7 × 22.8 cm

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GULP 3/3

2021
Pigment ink, acrylic and oil on photo rag baryta fineart paper
152.4 × 106.6 cm

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FUTURE DRIVES 2/5

2023
Fiberglass / resin, acrylic & polyurethane paint
71.1 × 50.8 × 152.4 cm

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RUINS OF SPEED(YELLOW) 2/5

2023
Fiberglass / resin, oil
38.1 × 81.2 × 139.7 cm

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RUINS OF SPEED(BLUE) 2/5

2023
Fiberglass / resin, oil
38.1 × 81.2 × 139.7 cm

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CHARGER 2/12

2023
Fiberglass / resin, acrylic & polyurethane paint
15.2 × 45.7 × 22.8 cm

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GULP 3/3
FUTURE DRIVES 2/5
RUINS OF SPEED(YELLOW) 2/5
RUINS OF SPEED(BLUE) 2/5
CHARGER 2/12

Ronald Ventura × RWB Collaboration

RWB (Rauh-Welt Begriff) is a renowned Porsche tuner based in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Blending Japanese and Euro tuning elements, they have crafted a distinctive and unique RWB style for classic Porsches, captivating car collectors globally beyond the realm of racing circuits.
The renowned and globally captivating classic Porsche styled by Akira Nakai (RWB), renowned for its unique and one-of-a-kind design, showcased Ventura's original skin for the event. This exclusive collaboration, lasting only one day, drew the attention of collectors, art enthusiasts, and car collectors.

ZERO TO ONE (BLACK)

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on forged carbon fiber
128.9 × 122.5 × 7.6 cm

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CARBON

2023
Acrylic & polyurethane paint on forged carbon fiber
132.0 × 134.6 × 7.6 cm

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RONALD VENTURA: Grey Avenue
2024.01.14 - 02.17

Ginza New Gallery

6-4-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3 3574 6161
Fax: +81 (0)3 3574 9430
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Sunday, Monday
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