Artist member since 2019
Ron Siu is an artist currently based in Toronto, Canada. He graduated with his BFA in Drawing & Painting at OCAD University in 2019. Working primarily in painting, printmaking and mixed-media approaches, Siu's work explores contemporary feelings of desire through overtly Romantic themes and excessively decorative motifs. He draws on a wide range of influences, from decorative art movements like Art Noveau to gay Romance-themed Japanese graphic novels. Siu has been in exhibitions across Canada and in Glasgow, UK.
What do you listen to when you work?
Podcasts of every kind. Art history ones are great because I like the idea of absorbing history passively through listening. But the podcasts where people share very personal/poetic stories can be nice too because they give my studio time a more intimate energy.
How long have you been creating art?
Since I was a kid. I started off wanting to be an illustrator or animator, then later shifted into wanting to be a painter. But I find some of those illustration/animation influences resurface in weird, subconscious ways.
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