"...of all things to come" 48x60, oil on canvas
"Elegy's Rose" 24x48, oil on canvas
"Ai Weiwei" 22x28 oil on canvas
Ryan is interested in depicting intimate moments of psychological and emotional introspection, vulnerability and self-awareness. Moments we all experience but often shy away from.
Using oil as a medium, he renders the human form, accurately and sensitively, in order to connect with the viewer, while a combination of elements including texture, light, symbolism, gesture and graphic forms achieve a shift in perspective, challenging the observer to explore significance derived from personal interpretation.
His aim is to create an aesthetic vehicle which leads us to examine our visceral nature and encourages a conversation that moves beyond the literal to the metaphorical.