Ronald Santos graduated with an MFA in New Genre from Otis College of Art and Design in 2001, and has exhibited in group shows in Los Angeles at gallery km, George Billis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Occidental College and the Hammer Museum, and had a recent solo show at Bert Green Fine Art in Los Angeles.
Ronald Santos’ New Drawings is the gallery’s first solo show by the Los Angeles-based artist. The exhibition will consist of works formed with colored pen on paper, ranging in size from 14 by 17 inches to 40 by 50 inches. Each piece is constructed of thousands of repeated colored lines, often in dense parallel formation with select moments of tense overlap.
Santos’ fidelity to paper as the medium for his work also offers the initial possibility of seeing the drawings as digital prints, while eventually insisting upon a medium associated with process rather than product. Santos’ intense visual field intends to invoke the insistence of emotion, while his technique pretends the precision and distance of digital language.
Marc Socié was born in Paris in 1989. He studied Printed Media at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (EnsAD). His work is influenced by the worlds of illustration, literature and paper books.
Between 2011 and 2012, he was on an exchange program for eight months at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He created and signed the 27 scientific illustrations of the exhibition Exploring Diversity: Cockroaches that is being held at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge in the United States, until September 2013.
Marc Socié's works revolve mainly around the theme of The Chimera, the composite being inspired by animal and human morphology. In his drawings, the hybrid creatures cohabit with familiar objects and create visual surprises, sometimes oppressive, sometimes strange.
Valerie Suter is an artist/designer and writer/performer who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She was born in New York City and spent most of her childhood in the village of Amagansett on the south fork of Long Island. She holds a BA in History from McGill University in Montreal, studied visual art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, and has exhibited her work in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.