Untitled (La Fonda del Sol)
Rendered with blue and orange lead, this drawing features: text from a Cosima von Bonin sculpture; a playscape by the artist Noguchi; Paul Bergès' font from Chinese Protest Recipes; and a moon face from Alexander Girard’s menu design for the La Fonda del Sol restaurant—the source of this work's name. The work is mounted flush in a custom oak frame without a glass or plexi obstruction between the object and the viewer.
Alyse Ronayne's drawings approach abstraction through mimicry, a visually sparse approach that the artist adopted during the pandemic. Ronayne uses thick paper as a sort of journal page, adding drawings of objects seen throughout the day—frequently content seen through a smartphone screen. Ronayne's work references Surrealist paintings, ancient mosaic, contemporary sculpture, Moroccan rugs, the way light reflects on glass, graphic design and tattoo flourishes. Employing eye and hand, the artist evolves these objects into new and abstracted forms on paper.
Alyse Ronayne's drawings use mimicry as a way to approach abstraction, a visually sparse approach to the medium the artist adopted during the pandemic. The artist’s process treats thick paper as a journal page that collects content from the objects the artist views that day, frequently through the screen of a smartphone. Ronanyne’s compositions reference surrealist paintings, ancient mosaic, contemporary sculpture, Moroccan rugs, the way light reflects on glass, graphic design and tattoo flourishes—each abstracted by the artist’s eye and hands and evolving into new forms on the page.