"As an artist expression has always been my way : to communicate , to affect , to share! There were teachers that were instrumental in not only allowing me that creative space to express myself but they showed me how powerful it could be when I allowed others the opportunity to be moved by that expression. Performing , I discovered , was my super power, and I had to learn how to use it ! I saw other kids had their own unique super powers and they came from deep inside of us , we all had something that thing that made us special and that thing, our own "it' could make someone laugh , cry, think, feel something anything all depending on how you used your IT! Actually putting energy into each moment and leaving your heart in the stage . LIFE AND ART are the same in that way .That's what life's about doing it full out every time , and making moments memorable !" -Imani Rose
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
This work stands tall on the shoulders of the late Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat as the marriage of pop art and street art it's post modern abstract expressionism at its finest. Ryan has a way of capturing American and international iconography and encapsulates an entire era . Much like what warhol did with the Classic American iconography: Campbell's soup ,coca cola , the blue bell ice cream cow , and the pop stars
You know exactly where you are in space and time and you know this image and the brand it represents is not only timeless but valuable. The power of iconography we praise it it comforts us in some cases it defines us as a culture as a community as an age group. Iconography is timeless representation of whom we were whom we are and how we will long be remembered. And Ryan's work has a comforting way of solidifying that.
The new school of thought the celebration of imperfections that's what is so exciting about the work. The danger of it. The drips the splashes of hues the layering there's always something new to discover in each of his pieces upon a second or third or fourth look. The intricacies of it , can't go unnoticed.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
It was really important for me to capture the classic Hollywood essence of granny she was our very own golden icon and epitomized the word lady. Added the modern hint of graffitied /roses the entire family got into the signature color. It was really a beautiful thing and the most cherished event I have ever had the honor of creating.