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.
Blog Entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Wednesday, June 22, 2011.
SP Williams is a painter living and working in Berlin.