Ronald Ventura: Recyclables
Veritas Branding & Marketing Pte Ltd., Singapore, 2012, 52 pp.
“We are constantly reminded of it. In the newspapers, on TV and the internet. The world is collapsing around our ears, sings Michael Stipe of REM in Out of Time. The signs are all there: global warming, terrible floods, strange weather and diminishing resources. Some species following the way of dodo and becoming zoological footnotes. The only thing missing would be signs in yellow ochre and black declaring the end of the world is nigh. Unless. We. Do. Something. About. It.” – Ronald Ventura
Recyclables, over 40 new works by leading Filipino artist Ronald Ventura produced in collaboration with STPI, explores humanity’s relationship with its environment and challenges our belief systems in a wide range of art produced from rubble and mythology. Visually complex and robust in form, Ventura ‘recycles’ stories and imagery from popular culture and folklore and makes expansive, multi-layered works with print, paper and discarded urban materials.
Essay by Clarissa Chikiamco.