Ronald Ventura's works dares to take the viewers into the heart of darkness, into the boundary beetwen instinct and reason. In a show at Primo Marella Gallery in Milan, “The Hunting Ground”, Ventura showcased a series of works where he assembled iconographies sourced from a vast repository of mythology and religion.
Primae Noctis in Lugano will present Ronald Ventura “Recent works”. Among them, 12 small paintings with new sculptural bronze frames. A new, contemporary Renaissance seems to be born within these paintings.
Astonishing portraits of young contemporary women appear to be frozen in an ancient and sinister beauty. Beastly hands from a deep obscurity grabs a back, wringing the flesh, in a sensual but direful possession. A voluptuous woman blurs herself in a playful cat, lying on rumpled pillows. Every painting possess its own singular sensuality and darkness, here the distinction between human and beast is suffocated in a new harmonious balance.
Ventura's research on man’s nature and its being in equilibrium between conquer or subjugation of nature remains perpetually open as man continues his saga of living and existing within the con?nes of the only nature he has come to know and experience.