For his New Art Museum Singapore show, Filipino artist Ronald Ventura looks back and looks forward at the same time. We see the artist in medias res—in the middle of his art narrative—and shows how he continuously works on an ever-unfolding series of paintings, sculptures and installation art. If The Bard from Minnesota has his Never-ending Tour, Ventura has this never-ceasing take and retake on self-expression.
Series such as “Humanime,” “Zoomanity,” “Human Study” or “Stripe” do not achieve completion or a logical conclusion, since the artist constantly revisits his oeuvres, probes each facet, recasts them depending on his current mindset but retains their origin or raison d’être. For him, it is a constant dialogue in his head: how can a piece of art define who I am now, trace the trajectory of my journey, or even plot what is to come?
Venue: New Art Museum Singapore, 39 Keppel Road, #05-03/06 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
When: 14 Oct 2023 - 28 Jan 2024, 11am - 7pm, Closed: Monday, Public Holiday