Multi-awarded for his provocative hyperrealist portraits, Olan Ventura presents the nude bodies of a man and a woman as polished and pristine. With eyes closed and hands cupped, the figures are imposed with an object each —a rose for the male, an apple for the female. A hypnotic pattern serves as a backdrop to the bodies, either in the form of a stained tile floor or a target roundel. These elements form a tension in the couple’s narrative, raising concerns such as what exactly is being targeted or whom the rose is for. Despite the anxiety in these clues, there is an exuding calmness in each figure’s face: they are free of wrinkle or worry, as if peacefully oblivious to their fate.