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.