RYAN MOSLEY: Archaic/Futuristic


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Motivated by a sense of the carnivalesque, Ryan Mosley’s canvases offer up a surreal world of invented characters and rituals that are simultaneously archaic and futuristic. Mosley develops his theatrical subjects through a spontaneous approach to painting. “They appear on the canvas,” Mosley explains, “worked, reworked, painted over, feeding on mistakes. They exude the feeling that the characters are having a conversation, or are on stage during a performance. The process is quite organic: sometimes it starts with an idea for narrative, then sometimes, according to the process of the painting, the narrative arrives.”

– Text from Saatchi Gallery Online

You can see Ryan Mosley’s work at Eigen + Art’s group exhibition ‘Labor’ on June 22nd (tonight!), along with stellar artists Katie Armstrong, Birgit Dieker, Stephanie Kiwitt, Luise Schröder, Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani.



ryan_mosley_emperor_butterfly

Emperor Butterfly, 2007, Oil on linen, 160 x 180 cm



ryan_mosley_curious

The Curious Tale of the Butterfly Hat, 2008, Oil on canvas, 180 x 160 cm



Ryan Mosley - piano tuners

Piano Tuners, 2011, Oil on canvas, 220 x 190 cm



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Additional Information

Galerie Eigen + Art
Auguststr. 26
Click here for map
Exhibition runs until August 20, 2011

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Blog Entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

SP Williams is a painter living and working in Berlin.
www.spwilliams.ca


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