Simply stated, Now On View celebrates and showcases the artists of Society6 and their work. Get to know them—and then get lost in their gallery.
Who are you and what do you do? I am Ronch, and a large part of my time is spent painting and smoking magic. Hieronymus Bosch, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dalí—among the contemporaries, Craola and Dulk—but also Luigi Pirandello, Italo Calvino, the Clash, [and] the Dead Kennedys [are] my current main masters/sources of inspiration.
Current city: London
Clients: Private collectors, passengers, paranoids, dreamers, people with the hat, people who love trees, skywalkers. In general, who[ever] needs a hand to tell a story. Sometimes I do covers for books or music albums; my favourite one is always Smiley and The Underclass, from London.
How did you make these? The main technique I use is very old, [it’s been] in use since the 16th century. I start from a charcoal drawing, then I proceed with an underpainting using a brown acrylic. After that, I add the color. Sometimes my paintings follow “pareidolia”: they come out from an initial black shape, that I progressively explore, randomly discovering what’s inside. It’s a bit like exploring a dark, weird cave with a torch.
Why did you make these? Since I have memories, I have always found myself drawing or painting, at any time of the day or night. At 33 years old, I still do the same. This makes me think that my life has a meaning because I keep on discovering things, imagining realities, characters, stories… Therefore, the answer could be: because it is the reason of my life.
What do people typically say about your work? I love when they just say, “Fuckinhell!”
Social: @ronch1985 (on Instagram)