フィリピン出身の作家、ロナルド・ヴェンチューラ(1973~)の日本の美術館では初となる個展です。
2008年、ニューヨークのギャラリーで「肌の形而上学」展において紹介されて以来、欧米各地と台湾や香港などのアジア圏でも作品を発表し注目を集めている若手作家です。 ヴェンチューラは、自らのアイデンティティーを繰り返し深く掘り下げ、内省し、人間の表皮である「肌」の表現の可能性を探求しています。その表現方法は初期作品から一貫しており、多分野を造形的に、且つ哲学的に取り込み、重ね合わせて絵画や彫刻に反映させています。 30年におよぶ作家人生の回顧的な展覧会として、立体から新作の絵画作品まで100点以上を展示します。

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Karuizawa New Art Museum

1151-5 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, 389-0102, Japan

Tel: +81 (0)267 46 8691
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Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (October – June), 10:00 – 18:00 (July – September)
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Ronald Ventura

Born in 1973 in Manila, the Philippines, where he continues to live and work, Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation in Southeast Asia. Shortly after graduating from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila (B.F.A) in 1993, he began to work as an art instructor at College of Fine Arts & Design, his alma mater. Ventura’s paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia with their unique combinations of figurative motifs. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers — Spain, Japan, and the United States — along with the underlying indigenous culture, have produced a complex and at times uneasy sense of identity. Ventura explores this historical and psychic phenomenon through a dialogue of images evoking East and West, high and low, old and young — seen, for example, in allusions to Old Master paintings or Japanese and American cartoons. He draws our attention to the “second skin” of cultural signifiers that each person carries with him, however unwittingly. Ventura views skin as an expressive surface — written on with tattoos, concealed under layers of imagery, or exploding outwards to reveal an inner world of fantasy and conflict.

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