Ronnie Jiang Painting

 

The Apple of Charlie ,I got the idea for Charlie Chaplin’s nose from René Magritte’s painting, The son of man. I think it will be fun to twist it a little bit remembering the role of Charlie Chaplin in black and white movie years back then.

I think it will be fun to twist it a little bit remembering the role of Charlie Chaplin in black and white movie years back then. He is not a clown, but he is funny. What must I paint to represent him on his portrait? And I remember Magritte’s painting.

I did the research for his eyes colors, and I left his portrait in grey colors as in his black and white film, instead I put some colorful background to create a contradiction and to emphasize the black and white image.

41 cm x 33 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

41 cm x 33 cm,
Acrylic on canvas,
2015

Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists. Her face is unique especially her eyebrows and she has a little moustache upper her lips, a strong shape of the face that made her character even stronger. A masculine and feminine in one face, that made me want to paint her more.

I used vibrant and contrast colours for her portrait, I managed to keep the balance of all colours in one canvas, and as usual, keep the realistic style for the personage mixed with  free and rough style worked with a knife, created the contradiction in one canvas in an aesthetic way.

41 cm x 33 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

41 cm x 33 cm,
Acrylic on canvas,
2015

I didn’t find so much photograph of Van Gogh from the internet except the photo when he was a child and when he was a teenager and another photo of him together with other artists.
Then I found this article with this photograph:http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/26/rediscovering-van-gogh/

and few links about him with this photograph.
http://www.aphorism4all.com/authors.php?aut_id=+735
http://www.museumsyndicate.com/artist.php?artist=5

And I decided to paint his portrait base on this photograph, even I know this photograph is still speculation, but base from the self-portrait he made, I found there’s a similarity with this photograph and I want to make another version of his portrait.

41 cm x 33 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

41 cm x 33 cm,
Acrylic on canvas,
2015

Working with Dali’s portrait is really fun for me. The question is how to make it “so Dali” in his portrait and keep part of me in this painting. I take a famous photograph of him

I always like his hilarious moustache and expressive eyes, so I took a famous photograph of him that we can see anywhere. I just painted in a bit different way. I don’t know why when I think of Dali, my mind will link directly to his painting The Persistence of Memory, the clock. There’s no other painting, only this one.

I don’t know why when I think of Dali, my mind will link directly to his painting The Persistence of Memory, the clock. There’s no other painting, only this one. So, I decided to paint him as ‘the melting clock’ in this painting and twisted a bit his hilarious moustache. It’s was fun.

60 cm x 60 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

60 cm x 60 cm,
Acrylic on canvas,
2015

In this painting, I combine two different technique in one canvas. The expressive freedom craving background and a smooth brush realistic technique, I created the contradiction between the background and the personage.

This piece is about a ballerina, who is resting with a flowing wave as her ‘tutu’ and enjoying her time with the swan. The abstract background and the realistic technique for the personage created a contradiction and yet a tendance of surrealism in my own way.

I mixed between cool colors and warm colors in this painting and I think I still can manage to keep the balance between them. Just need to feel where is the right place for the right color.

60 cm x 60 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

60 cm x 60 cm,
Acrylic on canvas,
2015

This portrait is a result of the two side of me that somehow created a contradiction in one canvas. A freedom-craving background, somehow influenced by  a street art created a contradiction between a smooth brush technique of the personage. In this painting, I wanted to expose the aesthetic and elegant side of the White Swan and at the same time, exposed the dark side of her who craving to come out as a Black Swan.

In this painting, I wanted to expose the aesthetic and elegant side of the White Swan and at the same time, exposed the dark side of her who craving to come out as a Black Swan. The tattoo of a white swan who started to transform as a black swan started from its head, and the black swan’s soul trying to get out to complete the transformation.

41 cm x 33 cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015

41 cm x 33 cm,
Acrylic on Canvas,
2015

Twiggy is one of my favourite fashion icon in the sixties. Those boyish haircuts that framed her feminine face with those bored-eyes expressions have always been more attractive than any super models nowaday….. from my point of view of course.

I think what really drove me to paint her portrait is the contradiction of her appearance overall. Somehow, I always interested in contradiction. As the way, I want to paint her. In contradiction way. I kept her skin in a greyish way, emphasize her eyes, hair and lips, and painted in a realistic way and free craving way for the background.

40 cm x 40 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

40 cm x 40 cm,
Acrylic on canvas,
2015