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Richard Ryan

 (born 1950)
Richard Ryan is active/lives in Massachusetts.  Richard Ryan is known for photo real exterior view.

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Richard Ryan (b. 1950-) is a contemporary painter whose still life and figurative works feature highly structured compositions.  Ryan's work is realist in style.  Painting in both large and small formats, Ryan combines allegorical references and pop elements to create images that imply a subtle melancholy.  The physical objects in Ryan's work often appear to be suspended in time, both literally and figuratively, implying a hidden narrative or subtext—the human presence is felt but rarely seen.  This effect is aided by Ryan's use of negative space, an inhabited darkness that creates tension within his paintings (a technique reminiscent of that used by 17th-century Spanish painters such as Francisco de Zurbarán and Juan   ...  Displaying 750 of 1285 characters.

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''Still Life with Two Globes,'' 2001
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