Ron Loranger - That Pink
Ron Loranger, That Pink
At the heart of the “blobettes”
At the same time, in a second room, Galerie Youn will be showing the series “A Certain Rose” by the Franco-Ontarian artist Ron Loranger. Established in Toronto, Loranger is known for his “blobettes”—mini-universes that float in space-time and evolve into more complex life forms. Loranger creates drawings inspired by images seen on television, his cell, Facebook and Instagram, which he then incorporates into watercolours awash in droplets. Time plays a part in the composition: the artist gives the pigments free rein to make a primordial paper-and-pigment soup. Out of it, a work emerges. Movement, temperature and humidity are captured in these puddle-universes. It’s a case of natural beauty colliding with random symbols and text.
Originally from Kapuskasing, Ron Loranger is a Franco-Ontarian visual artist based in Toronto. His practice, usually entitled “Blobettes”, involves watercolour and India ink on Arches paper, but also takes the shape of painted installations in urban settings.
Loranger is very much involved in the world of artist-run centres: indeed, he has been part of several boards and committees, such as B.R.A.V.O.-SUD, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GN-O) and Le Labo.
His professional experience includes exhibits in private galleries in Toronto, New York City and Berlin, and in public galleries, such as Kapuskasing’s Galerie Paquin, the Sudbury Art Gallery and the Glendon York University Gallery. He also took part in the Biennial of Textile Art in San Jose (Costa Rica) and the Fair of Alternative Art of Sudbury (FAAS). His works are part of private collections throughout North America and Europe.