New Artist of the Week Series #5, Ron Diorio

I’m pleased to present this week my 5th artist in a series of artists that I’ve been profiling at thomashawk.com.

Ron Diorio, or av_producer on Flickr, is a photographic and video artist living and working in New York. This selection of images is from “Coming around again” a trilogy (Anytown, Around here and Home town) examining the ambiguity of place in the early 21st century. Ron is represented by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art.

I’ve watched Ron’s work progress over the years and his style is an interesting and unique one. Anonymous characters come and go throughout images in soft tones around the edges of city living. Dreamy portraits, scenes and characters are presented — letting your imagination take hold as you think about the scenes behind them.

More recently Ron has been publishing short form videos on Flickr combining poetry overlayed on top of video footage and his imagery. These are very interesting and thought provoking as well. Dark tales in some cases feeling like some sort of Joe Frank like radio noir. Here’s a direct link to Ron’s video set on Flickr.

An interesting artist working with urban America, I’d highly recommend Ron’s work. You can also find more of Ron’s work on his photography blog here.

Ten images follow below:

Lament on the death of a Blackberry
Lament on the death of a Blackberry / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

A back door man
Back door man / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Home town
Home town / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Puddle jump
Puddle jump / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Loose change
Loose change / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

A secret garden
Secret Garden / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Day off
Day off / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Independence day
Independence day / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Cruising
Cruising / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Lobby at night
Lobby at night / Courtesy of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Previous artists showcased in my New Artist of the Week Series:

New Artist of the Week #1: Carlotta Fancypants
New Artist of the Week #2: Troy Paiva
New Artist of the Week #3: rouge rouge
New Artist of the Week #4: Jonathan Haeber

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  1. Kelly Anne says:

    The last one especially reminds me of Jack Vettriano’s paintings (which I love). What great art. Thanks for sharing!

  2. mode says:

    when im to be your artist…lol

    Great work Ron Diorio..!

  3. Chessa! says:

    I really love this series showcasing other people. thanks for sharing. these are spectacular.