SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 13 November
2018 - Ode to Art is delighted to
present the latest exhibition by internationally-acclaimed and highly-lauded Scottish
artist, Ronnie Ford -- 'Capturing the Spirit'.
An art practitioner for over 50 years, Ronnie
Ford still constantly strives to innovate and present his art in different
ways. In his foreword for Capturing the Spirit, Ronnie says, "While always exploring my love of texture,
I am striving to stretch the boundaries of my work technically...each piece
should be like my finger prints -- unmistakeably mine but without a predictable
In this latest exhibition, viewers will be
delighted to enjoy new presentations of Ford's works such as a series of Petit Trésor paintings measuring only 10
by 10cm, new landscapes on 3-dimensional pyramid canvases, or works that can be
viewed through 3d glasses for a truly immersive art-viewing experience.
The new collection of paintings reflects his
travels, dreams and experiences over the past months -- the familiar landscapes
of the France he loves, inspiration from the drama of Switzerland, all in
celebration of the joyful colours of nature. If one ever makes the mistake of
dismissing landscape painting as monotonous and uninspiring, one only needs to
refer to Ronnie's paintings to dispel such a misconception.
The pioneer of the "Texturescapes"
method - a mesmerising three-dimensional sculpture and painting technique,
Ford's highly textured works paired with vibrant and contrasting colours are
incredibly evocative, reinventing idyllic and vivid landscapes from his
travels. Ford captures the spirit of these wonderful landscapes on his canvas,
taking his viewers on a journey across tapestries of lavender fields, autumn
golds and enchanting meadows.
Ronnie Ford's awe-inspiring artworks have been
exhibited in many sold-out shows all over the world, including in Europe, Hong
Kong, Singapore and the USA. This will be the artist's third solo exhibition
here in Singapore, showcasing his latest collection of paintings. In Singapore,
the artist's works are exclusively represented by Ode to Art gallery.
point of Ronnie's style of painting is that he rarely paints on location, but
chooses to "look, photograph and sketch"...before returning home to paint them in
detail. As such, his paintings commemorate the authenticity and rawness of his
most instinctive responses to these landscapes." -- Jazz Chong, Ode to Art
The Spirit by Ronnie Ford
7th November -- 21st November 2018
11.00am -- 9.00pm daily
Ode to Art Gallery
252 North Bridge Road
#01- 36E/F Raffles City Shopping Centre
More information about Ronnie Ford may be found here.
Ode to Art
Connoisseurs of the contemporary, Ode to Art,
possess in their collection paintings, sculptures, photography, and
installation works of both local and international acclaim. With Galleries in
both Singapore and Malaysia, their artist portfolio spans from Fernando Botero
to Mauro Peruccetti to Chen Wen Ling and Lim Tze Peng.
252 North Bridge Road, #01- 36E/F Raffles City
Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
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