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 Richard Ryan  (1934 - )

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Lived/Active: California/Pennsylvania      Known for: gestural photo drawings, kinetic images

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Biography from LewAllen Galleries:
Richard Ryan’s gestural photo drawings explore the convergence of universal chaos and order through an inventive process of digital photography, single-frame isolation, and the utilization of animation software. The resulting creations appear compressed and kinetic, like bundles of aesthetic DNA about to explode. As Ryan notes, “My work attempts to capture chaotic energy in constant struggle. I feel everything moving and changing all at once, both past and present happening now. Like a researcher accelerating atoms into one another at the speed of light, I both observe the results and discover another world of fleeting motion and change.”

Ryan applies various “mechanical” techniques to create entirely unprecedented and vitally original works that seem to come from pure energy. Ryan’s kinetic images suggest elements of mechanized motion and micro-organic dynamism that occur to the viewer simultaneously as enigmatic and familiar. He begins his process by taking hundreds of digital photographs of objects as diverse as stained glass cathedral windows or the poly-chromed wings of butterflies. He then scans them and manipulates them with animation software, choosing his subject matter from individual frames; finally the composition is printed and mounted to Dibond.

Ryan’s keen ability to recreate a moment in time that’s typically invisible to the naked eye has earned his subject matter comparisons to unraveled movie film, primordial microcosms and hurtling asteroids. This simultaneous sense of expansion and compression suffuses Ryan’s work with an inexplicably beautiful quality of distortion and frozen motion, resulting in distinctively energetic compositions that both interact with us and perform for us.

Ryan received his BA from the University of California, Irvine and his MA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He has exhibited widely in major juried competitions throughout the United States and his work is incorporated in a growing number of private and public collections.

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