It’s getting harder and harder to get some light-heartedness in these seemingly everlasting Corona days. The weather is clearing up and we still have to spend most of our time indoors, avoiding social contact and being locked up with nothing but ourselves. That might sound like a bleak and depressing life, but it does come with perks. For instance, you have more time to become acquainted with lovely Instagram artists, like Ronald Ong!
What Ronald does seems simple enough: he photoshops animals into weird, surrealistic works of art. It usually has to do with food, but he doesn’t stick to just the one theme. He uses all manner of objects and even other animals, as long as it makes sense for the animal he’s trying to photoshop.
There’s little known about the artist himself. He’s a 21-year-old digital artist from Malaysia, but we have no idea how long he’s been making these works of art. It’s obvious that he’s either extremely talented or has been doing this for many years – probably both.
There’s obviously a lot to be said for how aesthetically pleasing these works are. The animals blend so smoothly with the objects that it almost feels real. While the photoshopping itself probably doesn’t take that much skill (although it’s far beyond mine, but my photoshop wizardry skills are at less than zero), I think the main appeal of these works of art is the complete concept and how everything looks.
Of course, like every decent artist, Ronald Ong has a webshop where you can purchase some of his works of art in print. They come at a pretty decent price, so you wouldn’t even have to break the bank to make your living room look like animal surrealist heaven. One could argue why you’d want to do that, but let’s just leave that for a different article and conclude that you can.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from this amazing artist in the future, and now you can follow him on Instagram to make sure you stay in the loop of all things Ronald Ong!