Tokyo Blues, May 2010

Exhibition Review
by Roberto Carlos Ainslie
Tokyo Blues
May 16, 2010

These small pieces are notable for the technical skill they display as well as the delicacy of the full-faced subjects they depict. As Ronquillo suggests, there is the sense that the viewer is stepping into a moment in which s/he was not expected. The placid expressions of the figures suggests that the viewer is welcome, but there is also a slightly withdrawn sense about the characters, as though the welcome, while honest, comes with a note of caution, too.