Holly Meyers Mark Ryden: The Tree Show

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Mark Ryden: The Tree Show

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Absorbing Roman poet Ovid's tales of transformation in Metamorphoses and adding his own dash of art-historical figuration and contemporary pop culture, Mark Ryden broaches new terrain with The Tree Show. "Arcadian Gothic" might hint at the nature of this new work, and fans of Ryden will find familiar preoccupations in these new paintings, drawings and sculptures--made since his first solo show in 1998--transposed to new pastures. Never reluctant to freight his work with layers of reference that range from Renaissance landscape and Neoclassical portrait painting to occultism and literature, in his latest works Ryden combines the arcane with pop-cultural images as ground from which to make his carefully executed leaps into fantasy. Ryden's series includes depictions of oak trees consuming children, floating tree stumps with "seeing" eyes, imaginary wood nymphs and mythological characters who personify Nature herself. Ryden paints his characters with a masterful, porcelain glow reminiscent of Ingres and renders his trees with a care that evokes Audubon's botanical illustration. Several of his paintings are presented in elaborately carved frames that project their narratives beyond the canvas. The Tree Show offers reproductions of these paintings and sculptures alongside the fruits of Ryden's research on the tree as myth--drawing from the Buddha's Bodhi Tree to Adam and Eve, the Sephiroth of the Kabbalah and matters of ecological science. As such, this volume constitutes an enticing dossier on Ryden's encyclopedic exploration of the subject and reproduces in its entirety this series centered around the arboreal world.
Mark Ryden was born in Medford, Oregon, and received a BFA in 1987 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Book Description Porterhouse Fine Art Editions February 2009, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Absorbing Roman poet Ovid's tales of transformation in 'Metamorphoses' and adding his own dash of art-historical figuration and contemporary pop culture, Mark Ryden broaches new terrain with 'The Tree Show.' 'Arcadian Gothic' might hint at the nature of this new work, and fans of Ryden will find familiar preoccupations in these new paintings, drawings and sculptures--made since his first solo show in 1998--transposed to new pastures. Never reluctant to freight his work with layers of reference that range from Renaissance landscape and Neoclassical portrait painting to occultism and literature, in his latest works Ryden combines the arcane with pop-cultural images as ground from which to make his carefully executed leaps into fantasy. Ryden's series includes depictions of oak trees consuming children, floating tree stumps with 'seeing' eyes, imaginary wood nymphs and mythological characters who personify Nature herself. Ryden paints his characters with a masterful, porcelain glow reminiscent of Ingres and renders his trees with a care that evokes Audubon's botanical illustration. Several of his paintings are presented in elaborately carved frames that project their narratives beyond the canvas. 'The Tree Show' offers reproductions of these paintings and sculptures alongside the fruits of Ryden's research on the tree as myth--drawing from the Buddha's Bodhi Tree to Adam and Eve, the Sephiroth of the Kabbalah and matters of ecological science. As such, this volume constitutes an enticing dossier on Ryden's encyclopedic exploration of the subject and reproduces in its entirety this series centered around the arboreal world. Mark Ryden was born in Medford, Oregon, and received a BFA in 1987 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Seller Inventory # 139164

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Book Description Porterhouse Fine Art Editions, Los Angeles, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. First Edition, First Printing. The exhibition catalog from "The Tree Show" at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles in 2007. It features paintings, drawings, sketches, and documentary photography of sculpture and installations. Creepily cute depictions of interactions between trees, little girls, toys, dolls, iconic figures and more. Ryden combines the arcane with pop images to make his leaps into fantasy. Ryden's series includes depictions of oak trees consuming children, floating tree stumps with seeing eyes, imaginary wood nymphs and mythological characters. Additionally, this copy has been signed by the artist on the title page. Not inscribed to anyone. (Note: we have several other signed Ryden titles available; please inquire.). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002093

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