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.


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


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


Additional Information

Galerie Eigen + Art
Auguststr. 26
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Exhibition runs until August 20, 2011


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

SP Williams is a painter living and working in Berlin.

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