Ronald Vill Mantilla, Cuba | 1991

Biography

 

Ronald Vill's photography explores the theme of identity from a very personal perspective. His imagery, like domestic scenes, are a personal mosaic of evocations of our collective needs: food, shelter, sleep, belonging, connection, beliefs etc. and the outcomes that occur when they are not fulfilled. His photography is unexpected, like a strange memory where imagination and reality intermingle between ambiguity and surreality.

 

Vill was born in Mantilla, a marginal neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana, son of a family rooted in Afro-Cuban religious beliefs where he wanted to be a writer. He began his first steps in photography towards 2012, at the School of Creative Photography in Havana, where he found a new way to narrate himself and others.

 

In my work I mix my childhood, my real memories, my invented memories, what I see, what I imagine, what I steal, what I copy, what I live. Everything becomes an image.

 

His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions the Unites States and Cuba, where he has become a resident artist in the Cuban Art Factory. His work is held in the collection of 21c Museum Hotels, as well as private collections in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Norway and France.

 

The artist lives and works in Havana, Cuba.

Works
  • Ronald Vill, Self Portrait, 2013
    Ronald Vill
    Self Portrait, 2013
    Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta Paper
    30 x 20 in
    76.2 x 50.8 cm
  • Ronald Vill, The Last One, 2014
    Ronald Vill
    The Last One, 2014
    Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta Paper
    14 1/8 x 71 in
    35.6 x 180.3 cm
  • Ronald Vill, Salvation, 2015
    Ronald Vill
    Salvation, 2015
    Digital pigment print on Paper
    39 1/8 x 27 1/8 in
    99.1 x 68.6 cm
  • Ronald Vill, The Price, 2015
    Ronald Vill
    The Price, 2015
    Digital Pigment print on Paper
    20 x 46 in
    50.8 x 116.8 cm
  • Ronald Vill, Dawn, 2016
    Ronald Vill
    Dawn, 2016
    Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta Paper
    30 x 20 in
    76.2 x 50.8 cm
  • Ronald Vill, Jumble, 2017
    Ronald Vill
    Jumble, 2017
    Digital pigment print on Paper
    55 x 31 in
    139.7 x 78.7 cm
  • Ronald Vill, Eternal Speech, 2018
    Ronald Vill
    Eternal Speech, 2018
    Digital pigment print on Paper
    16 x 26 in
    40.6 x 66 cm
  • Ronald Vill, The Birthday, 2018
    Ronald Vill
    The Birthday, 2018
    Digital pigment print on Paper
    36 x 65 in
    91.4 x 165.1 cm
  • Ronald Vill, Meeting, 2019
    Ronald Vill
    Meeting, 2019
    Digital pigment print on Paper
    39 1/8 x 59 1/8 in
    99.1 x 149.9 cm
  • Ronald Vill, The Piñata, 2019
    Ronald Vill
    The Piñata, 2019
    Digital pigment print on Paper
    59 1/8 x 39 1/8 in
    149.9 x 99.1 cm
  • Ronald Vill, In The Closet, 2020
    Ronald Vill
    In The Closet, 2020
    Digital pigment print on Paper
    39 1/8 x 49 1/8 x 1 in
    99.1 x 124.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Ronald Vill, The Treachery of Images, 2020
    Ronald Vill
    The Treachery of Images, 2020
    Digital pigment print on Paper
    55 x 39 1/8 in
    139.7 x 99.1 cm
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