STRENGTH

Closing Bid: S$ 900.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Ronald Jeresano's canvases are imbued with his own personal beliefs and his outlook on life and society especially in his native Philippines, which on occasion, may be controversial and have political resonances. His creation for the Büffel figurine entitled Strength is a blatant statement of modernity infringing on nature. The image is attributed to his 2013 painting Precious as Gold, where Jeresano portrayed the role mankind plays on the aggressive destruction of the beauty of the natural world. The viewer is no stranger to the ever-growing building and construction trade, witnessed in both the developing as well as the developed world. Painting the building site on a majestic creature such as the bull is an emphatic statement reiterating to the viewer of how constant expansion and urbanisation at the whim of Man will ultimately lead to the degradation and detriment of the animal kingdom.

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 900.00

About the Artist

Ronald Jeresano was born in 1983 and raised in Sorsogon City in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. Throughout his schooling, he pursued art as a serious hobby although he went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila. Despite having obtained his qualification in architecture, Jeresano decided to follow his heart and instincts, and found his way back to the brush and canvas. He taught himself proper painting techniques through books, and studied the painting masters of the Philippines.

Jeresano has been highly prolific since he started actively exhibiting in 2008. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in the Philippines and won several awards annually since 2003. In 2007 he was the Grand Prize winner of ArtPetron and SM Manila On-the-spot Painting Competition. Another significant double triumph for Jeresano in 2008 was becoming the Grand Prize Winner of the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) and also ARTPETRON in the Oil Painting Category. More recently in 2013, Jeresano exhibited with Jada Art Gallery's For the Love of.... exhibition and took part in the Affordable Art Fair Singapore.