Los Angeles

Ron Blumberg

Ryder Gallery

Painting comes easily and naturally to Ron Blumberg, and his work has a vibrant and passionate glow, but because of his natural aptitude he has allowed himself to become so enamoured of the act of painting itself that his pictures, for all their glitter and glow remain superficial and limited. His style, which is rather impressionistic, enhances the romantic mood of his paintings, and because of his extravagant use of color, his pictures have an unusually decorative quality. His brushwork is very adept adding vitality to a style that might otherwise appear almost too commercial and picturesque. Mercado, one of the finest examples, reveals Blumberg’s painterly virtuosity, and here again one feels that if his struggles were greater his achievements would have that much more meaning.

––Estelle Kurzen