Ronald Ventura holds auction record in Asian contemporary art scene, says The New York Times

The New York Times reports that Filipino artist Ronald Ventura now holds the auction record for contemporary Southeast Asian art. The report revealed: "In April, one of his large graphite, acrylic and oil on canvas works, Grayground, sold for 8.42 million Hong Kong dollars, or $1.1 million, at Sotheby's Hong Kong, surpassing the record set by the Indonesian artist Nyoman Masriadi in 2008."

A clip showing the works featured in Ronald Ventura’s "Converging Nature" exhibit, which ran from December 4 to 22 last year at The Drawing Room on 1007 Metropolitan Avenue, Metrostar Building in Makati City

 

The New York Times reports that Filipino artist Ronald Ventura now holds the auction record for contemporary Southeast Asian art. The report revealed: "In April, one of his large graphite, acrylic and oil on canvas works, Grayground, sold for 8.42 million Hong Kong dollars, or $1.1 million, at Sotheby's Hong Kong, surpassing the record set by the Indonesian artist Nyoman Masriadi in 2008."

 

Ventura is also booked solid. His most recent and upcoming exhibitions include "Surreal Versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art," a group exhibition at the Institut Valencia d'Art Modern in Valencia, Spain, which runs through January 8; "Ronald Ventura: A Thousand Islands," a solo exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Arts in New York that closed last month; and his residency at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, which will culminate in an exhibition next July. He will also have a solo show at Eslite Gallery in Taiwan starting December 3.

 

Ventura graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 1993 and immediately took a teaching position there. According to the report, he admitted that he struggled for a while and found it hard to concentrate on his own work while also teaching. Fortunately, the "strong reception" of his first solo exhibition in 2000 gave him the confidence he needed to quit teaching and concentrate on his practice.

 

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