Aura Elite Magazine (UK): Ronna Lara-Bes and Her Koi Fish Paintings

My seventh contribution – Aura Elite Magazine Issue 7 (Jay-R Cover Philippines King of R&B) “Ronna Lara-Bes and Her Koi Fish Paintings.”

Thank you Dee Sanchez, Chief Editor of Aura and  thank you Ronna Lara-Bes for allowing me to showcase your Koi fish paintings.

AURA Elite International Magazine – Issue No. 7 – Art Contributor

In the field of traditional art, Ronna Lara-Bes work has been described as possessing clean lines and shades and having that tri-dimensional effect. Her choices of mediums are of oil, acrylic and watercolour for paintings and resins and 3D-printing for sculptures. She shifts from one to another to keep her approach constantly fresh, yet maintaining her unique artistic identity. This is yet another manifestation of her multi-faceted nature in which one common denominator among all her work is that they revolve around artistic pursuits such endeavors have dominated her life for as long as she can remember.

Ronna is a graduate of Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas. Her professional life is dedicated to creativity and the teaching of it. Her early years saw her as a fashion designer; then, as an architectural visualizer, product designer, 3D animator, photographer and visual effects artist. She is currently a member of the faculty in Feati University’s School of Fine Arts, teaching Photography & Digital Arts Process.

In November 2014, she held a successful solo show at the Art Elements Gallery, and it showcased her artistic range. Her works had been exhibited in the Philippines, Bacolod, Rome, Vienna & Leeds. They have graced homes and other spaces across eight countries and four continents.

Koi fish paintings series of Ronna plays an important role in the World of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the art of creating a healthy balance of our lives and environment that surrounds us. In Chinese “Feng” is wind and “Shui” is water. These are the two natural elements that flow and circulate freely on earth, creating a life energy known as ‘Chi’ that shapes our living environment. This is definitely a good choice of gift to give a love one to bring abundance and wealth in their lives.

AURA Elite International Magazine – Issue No. 7 – Art Contributor

Ronna Lara-Bes and Her Good Luck Koi Fish Paintings

Koi fish are a common symbol in both Chinese culture and Feng Shui depicted on artworks, tattoo art and fashion to interior design. Koi Fish are ornamental varieties of domesticated pet carps that are kept in outdoor ponds or water gardens. They are a very common theme for Chinese traditional art, and also carry significant artistic meanings in Asian cultures including the Philippines.

Many of the characteristics of the koi symbolize several lessons and trials individuals often face in life. The koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. Some of the characteristics associated with the koi include: good fortune, success, prosperity, longevity, courage, ambition and perseverance.

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Ronna Lara-Bes and her Koi Fish Series

Koi fish paintings series of plays an important role in the World of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the art of creating a healthy balance of our lives and environment that surrounds us. In Chinese, “Feng” is wind and “Shui” is water. These are the two natural elements that flow and circulate freely on earth, creating a life energy known as ‘Chi’ that shapes our living environment. They teach us to develop a “Positive” attitude. In times of adversities, keep looking ahead and walk towards the sun and you will never see the dark part of your shadow.

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Tancho Uno 18″x24″ Acrylic on Canvas Part of the Tancho Series

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Infinity – 168 Kois

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Red, Black and Gold 12″x12″ Acrylic on Canvas

These paintings were done by Ronna Lara-Bes who I featured here. It is easy to see how her treatment of koi differs greatly from the Asian styles we are accustomed to. Color is one of the areas of departure and she incorporates a more ingenious pallet. Her color compositions are vibrant to represent the fish as well as the patterns they create. Their concealment below the water’s surface and pond portray the hidden depths they reveal. Ronna has tried to express these qualities in her paintings and has succeeded in developing a stylized method to increase visual impact. These paintings are positively beautiful to look at and their reinterpretation of a time-honored subject makes them all the more compelling.

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Koi Self-Portrait

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Blue Frolic 8b 21.75″x18″ Acrylic on Canvas

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Blue Frolic 8a 21.75″x18″ Acrylic on Canvas

Ronna’s good luck koi fish artworks are the perfect gift for Christmas. She can do small, medium and big koi paintings depending on your required budget. Please help support a dedicated, hardworking artist and her continued growth through the purchase of her beloved koi’s for you, family, or friends.

More about the artist:

In the field of traditional art, Ronna Lara-Bes work has been described as possessing clean lines and shades and having that tri-dimensional effect. Her choices of mediums are of oil, acrylic and watercolour for paintings and resins and 3D-printing for sculptures. She shifts from one to another to keep her approach constantly fresh, yet maintaining her unique artistic identity. This is yet another manifestation of her multi-faceted nature in which one common denominator among all her work is that they revolve around artistic pursuits such endeavors have dominated her life for as long as she can remember.

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Frolic II 9.75″x11.75″ (25cmx30cm)

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Koi In Summer #3 12″x12″ Acrylic on Canvas

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Koi In Spring #3 12″x12″ Acrylic on Canvas

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Flowing Eight #2 18″x24″ Acrylic on Canvas

Ronna Lara-Bes is a graduate of Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas. Her professional life is dedicated to creativity and the teaching of it. Her early years saw her as a fashion designer; then, as an architectural visualizer, product designer, 3D animator, photographer and visual effects artist. She is currently a member of the faculty in Feati University’s School of Fine Arts, teaching Photography & Digital Arts Process.

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First Koi of 2015 Flowing Nine Series 1 30″x20″ Acrylic on Canvas

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Latest Koi Fish work

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The Clear Path Series Each: 48″x12″ Acrylic on Canvas

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Koi in Winter #2 12″x12″ Acrylic on Canvas

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Koi Duo 12″ x 10″ Acrylic on Canvas 2015

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Dancing In A Circle 24″ Diameter Acrylic on Canvas

RONNA’S FIXATIONS EXHIBIT

Everybody invited to attend Ronna Lara-Bes’ second solo exhibit titled “Fixations,” at Galeria de las Islas, 3rd Floor, Silahis Center, Intramuros this coming January 14, 2016.

Everybody invited to attend Ronna Lara-Bes’ second solo #exhibit titled "Fixations," at Galeria de las Islas, 3rd Floor, Silahis Center, Intramuros this coming January 14, 2016.

This exhibit is a showcase of the artist’s ongoing interest in various art forms. Refusing to be boxed in to a single subject or medium, she embarked on several explorations of materials until she conquered them. In Fixations, Ronna Lara-Bes presents her art journey in three streams: Waterworld, Kalakal Boys and Questions.

Waterworld is a continuation of her fascination with Koi fish. She depicts these beautifully energetic creatures as seemingly floating in solid backdrops of brilliant red or among orb-shaped stones. She does not paint light reflections, as others would often do, to bring the viewer under the surface of the water, as if they, too, are swimming among them. Actress and Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez, upon seeing her paintings described her Koi’s as having that porcelain look, smooth and translucent.

Kalakal Boys is an homage series for the (mostly) urban occupation that poor Filipinos engage in. Money may be tight for these men but they do not shirk from the hard toil of honest work. I have employed clean lines and color to the figures to imply the nobility of what they do, in spite of the fact that they are often exposed to the elements and the grime that comes along with it.

Questions is dominated by mixed-media works, large-scale paintings and sculptures. Here, the artist explores various issues of the human psyche both inwards and outwards.

Her works had been exhibited in the Philippines, Bacolod, Rome, Vienna and Leeds. They have graced homes and other spaces across eight countries and four continents.

All images supplied by the artist.

Ronna Lara-Bes, The Multi-Faceted Artist

The artist would describe herself as multi-faceted, for she has developed skills of seemingly different disciplines. However, one mutual denominator among them is that they all resolve around artistic pursuits. Her art endeavors have dominated her life for as long as she can remember.

Ronna Lara-Bes is an alumnus of Architecture in University of Santo Tomas, a course that helped combined the technical and the creative side of her artistry. Her professional life is dedicated to creativity and the teaching of it. She is a part-time instructor at Feati University School of Fine Arts. Her early years, she saw herself as a fashion designer, then as an architectural visualizer, product designer, 3D Animator, photographer and visual effects artist—An all-around artist!

In the field of traditional art, her choice mediums are oil, acrylics and watercolour. She switches from one to another to keep her perspective constantly fresh, yet continually retaining her unique artistic identity. This is yet another manifestation of her multifaceted nature. Her work is often been described as possessing cleanliness and shades have and having that three-dimensional effect which oftentimes amuses her given her computer graphics background.

Cyclic Beauties

Image via ART Elements Asian Gallery

 

Her latest solo exhibit “CYCLIC BEAUTIES” opened last November 13 at ART Elements Asian Gallery.

She is an active member of “United Women Artist Association of the Philippines.” It is an association of empowered Filipina artists, here and abroad. (Working on a future post about this group)

If you are interested in getting in touch with her, please contact her via her Facebook page, she goes under the name Ronski Beski.

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Cyclic Beauties, A Solo Exhibit – One Hundred Birds 70cm x 90cm (35.4″x27.5″) acrylic on canvas — at SM Aura Premier. Ronna Lara-Bes, Artist

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Textured Hair Art by Ronna – Mga laquacheras-Pondering 40cm x 50cm (15.75″x 19.7″) acrylic on canvas €500 (inclusive of shipping)

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Hit Girl 36×48 oil on canvas – Legends & Villains
A traveling exhibit among SM Premiere malls. First Stop…Ronna Lara-Bes, Artist

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Abstract Explorations-Human’s Nature 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas 2014, Ronna Lara-Bes, Artist

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Belle Flower 18×24 oil on canvas, Ronna Lara-Bes, Artist

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Mermaid (Sketch), Ronna Lara-Bes, Artist 

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This is an interpretation.
If interested to be “interpreted”, 9″x12″ watercolor on Canson paper P800 each. PM Ronna!

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NOOX Journals with Ronna’s Artworks- SQ03- Tancho Ocho 5.9″x5.25″ (approx), perforated edge for easy tear-off 100 leaves, hard cover. PM her for orders.

All images are courtesy of Ronna Lara-Bes unless otherwise noted.

Featured Image Titled Mobius 8″x2″x6″ 3D-Printed Polylactide