R o n  P a r a s

Press

Huffington Post

Editors’ Choice

“Unlike many artists, Ron Paras does not play into predictable market segments. His photographs range from luscious noir landscapes and creamy stream worlds, to poetic doll parables. Rather than follow a known path, Paras is led in many directions. While some might see this as a lack of focus, it is an aspect that makes his work all the more compelling. He is an artist to see and an artist to watch.”

2015
Washington Post

Going Out Guide, Top Picks

The photography of Ron Paras

2013
Galleries Magazine

Show review
 – Silent Symphony

“Ron Paras’ Silent Symphony is a series of photographs in four movements. The tone and texture of his large black and white images parallel the tempos of a symphonic composition. The opening movement, Allegro consists of five landscapes that are bright and alive with energy. They are followed by the five images that make up the Allegro movement consisting primarily of interconnected trees and foliage that flow together in a calm and seamless manner. The final two movements of the composition are comprised of the five mildly comic images of Scherzo, and the bold contrasting images that make up Rondo. Taken individually, Silent Symphony’s twenty images are beautiful and intriguing, but what ultimately makes the series successful is Paras’ ability to form rhythms with his images.”

2012
Art in America

Group Show Review – Something and Nothing: Activating The Void

Something and Nothing: Activating The Void, a group show currently at McLean Project for the Arts, opens with Ron Paras’ powerful panoramic black and white photograph Gothic. This large, beautiful yet ominous image depicts a woman in white moving gracefully through a stark landscape of barren trees and fallen branches. There is an enigmatic quality to the figure that challenges the viewer to interpret her plight.”

2012
élan Magazine

Cover story – Beyond the Obvious

“The images of photographer Ron Paras demonstrate a flair for the dramatic-outrageous, yet gracefully understated; pushing the boundaries, yet showing remarkable restraint; depicting the familiar, yet paired with elements distinctly and refreshingly unexpected. Within the seeming simplicity of a photograph, we find what we crave so much: the gem of seeing things anew – the gem of pleasant surprise.”

2011
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