Pull, 2012 - Frank Ryan
About the Work
Artist Frank Ryan says about this work, "I was looking at the uncanny, reading about the uncanny in architecture, the supernatural and the normal in the everyday, and that there's an unconscious fear of some kind of an outside ...Read More
Artist Frank Ryan says about this work, "I was looking at the uncanny, reading about the uncanny in architecture, the supernatural and the normal in the everyday, and that there's an unconscious fear of some kind of an outside foreign presence that will somehow inevitably penetrate the safest of domestic spaces. The ordinary becomes the conduit for the supernatural. As I was looking, I often couldn't quite place what was uncanny, but recognized it in lots of different things. There was a sometime self-reflexive quality that made me think about Alberti's Renaissance concept of the window, of painting as window looking into something. I wanted the storefront window to be a metaphor for the picture plane, for pictorial space. The chairs suggest animated presence, but in absence."
Courtesy of gallery km
About the Artist
About Frank Ryan
Ryan received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. He has exhibited in Los Angeles at gallery km, Latned Atsar, Paredon Blanco, and Walter Maciel Gallery, among others. He has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine and New American Paintings, and his work has been written about in LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times.
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DescriptionOil on linen.
AuthenticationSigned by the artist on verso.
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