Tang Contemporary Art | Bangkokis proud to present “Transcending Clarity,” a solo show by Roldan “Manok” Ventura, curated by Michela Sena.
Keen on proposing new ways of looking and discovering aesthetic possibilities from unlikely sources, Roldan “Manok” Ventura presents new pieces from his artistic trajectory, which involve the appropriation of works by Renaissance and Baroque masters. He fades, blurs, or reworks only sections or segments of the original composition. In “Transcending Clarity,” Ventura stresses going beyond the limits of sharpness and accuracy in reproducing images, and invites viewers to defamiliarize their encounters with art history and initiate conversations about interventions in human perception and visual experience. The exhibition engages with iconic works, mostly from Renaissance and Baroque masters whose renowned works communicated revolutionary and novel ways of seeing, as well as groundbreaking approaches and techniques in artmaking. While the exhibition mainly references the art of the past, it is more than an ode to key moments and personalities on an art historical timeline. It is as much inspired by present realities, particularly contemporary technologies that mediate the reproduction, circulation, and presentation of images and other visual information to the viewer. Ventura studied fine art at the University of the East and has presented numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His paintings take interest in visual formations resulting from the deterioration and decay of ordinary objects, sites, and surfaces in the urban environment, and more recently from the sluggish transmission of visual data online.
This show is presented in collaboration with The Working Animals Art Projects (TWA).
The exhibition will run from February 12 to March 15 at Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok (Suite 201-206, River City Bangkok, 23 Soi Charoenkrung 24, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand).