Heatherleys presents ‘The Process’, an exhibition of work by printmaking tutor Ronald O’Neal Best
Wednesday 15 February
6pm – 8pm
13 February – 24 February 2023
Open Monday – Saturday
10.00am – 4.00pm
The Heatherley School of Fine Art
75 Lots Road, London SW10 0RN
The exhibition takes place on the ground floor and first floor.
Download the exhibition catalogue for ‘The Process’ by Ronald O’Neal Best
Ron O’Neal Best is a classically trained post modern artist and teacher and has exhibited widely. His studies began at Byam Shaw School of Art in 1975, continued at Southwark College in 1982-1983 and Croydon College 1983-1987. Ronald went on to study at the Royal College of Art 1988-1990. He has taught at Heatherley’s since 1997 following a short stint as a student in the Open Studios’s with John Walton.
His work is painterly and explores the boundaries between the figure and abstraction. It embodies the human form and his creativity experiments with the intersection between printmaking and painting. Ronald’s line and shade is sublime and brings the eye into a more sensitive and intimate relationship with the movement of the human figure. In essence he is always seeking to and continuously questions the narrative. His style sometimes employs collage assemblage, montage etcetera and his aesthetic invites the audience to Illicit their own conclusions from his pieces. His works challenges ideas on image and the spectacle continues to experiment with contemporary new realities.
My paintings, drawings and prints depict both figurative and abstract form. I focus more on the figure with the nude as my main subject. I introduced new media into my work, incorporating layers and texture using collage and other materials. The compositions in some pieces play with proportion and geometrical shapes. This will be my first solo show at The Heatherley School of Fine Art.
Ron is the printmaking tutor on the following courses at Heatherleys:
Introduction to Printmaking
12 Mondays / 6.30pm – 9.00pm
12 Thursdays / 10:00am – 4.00pm
Work from the exhibition