Painting as a Conceptual Object

 
 

One of the best aspects about making art today is the loss of a master narrative. There is a freedom to create any discourse you wish, in any method or form you desire. Ron Laboray chooses to make works that combine a certain level of conceptual rigor, a lighthearted humor, and the beauty of a well-crafted object.  His paintings oscillate between concepts in abstract mapping, and photographic representation.  Abstraction or photographic representation are not placed in opposition to each other, but are related through actual, perceptual, and procedural distances. The time line drawings emulate scientific illustration connecting random unconnected information into short narratives. The paintings and drawings are seen as historical documents attempting to archive common cultural attitudes by focusing on popular culture. This practice reflects on the ability of humans to define identity and reality though interpretation and invention.

 

Painting as a Conceptual Object