Ronni Bogaev

Sherry French Gallery

In this series of works inspired by a recent trip to Scotland, Ronni Bogaev reveals a keen ability to capture life’s more vital and alluring aspects. With photos and sketches of actual places serving as a starting point, Bogaev builds her compositions around selected motifs. She will frequently include a detail derived from her daily surroundings, a home and studio in southern Florida. In leaving herself free to alter reality, as it were, she creates a world in which fact and fiction, illusion and appearance, function as integrated elements in a synthetic but seamless universe. Each painting is a scene, in the broadest shades of meaning of the term—a visual spectacle inviting us to enjoy the sheer palpable pleasures of things.

The Belle of Langley Chase, 1988, is indicative of the artist’s approach, which shows itself to be both investigative and descriptive. Bogaev chooses a viewpoint that

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