Ronnie Wood is both a musician and artist. We all know his work as a guitarist and songwriter with the Rolling stones, Rod Stewart and the Faces, but this show offers an opportunity to witness his talent to visualize in art.
Wood was born in Middlesex, England, the youngest child in a musical and artistic family. Before beginning his musical career, he received formal art training at Ealing College of Art in London. However, it was not long before he eventually became one of the Face’s and the Rolling Stones, wich secured his place in Rock.
Wood has been painting and drawing since age 12 even longer than he has been playing guitar. During his long music career he never stopped painting and drawing. His subjects range from musicians he admired, knew and sometimes played with, to family and close friends, and of course, self portraits.
Over the past 10 years, his work has been staged in one-man exhibitions in Europe. North and south America and Asia. Exhibiting works in various mdea including oil paintings, charcoal drawings, woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, drypoint, digital, screenprint, mixed media and watercolor , his shows have included retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in San Paulo, Brazil in 1996 and The rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, USA in 2002.
The unique aspect of Ronnie Wood’s dual talent is that thye not only run parallel, but are completely integrated in their expression. His art flows with rhythm and melody while his music provokes colour and imagery.
From April 1-10 the art of Ronnie Wood will be held in JGallery Shanghai. The show will be dedicated to how Ronnie deals with fame by combining his two passions: music and painting.