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Splain Me Why, Post Permission, and The World of You

Ryan McGinness

5 Manhattan West
450 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001


Ryan McGinness ( B. 1972, American)

Splain Me Why, Post Permission, and The World of You

2015

 

ABOUT RYAN MCGINNESS

Equal parts Pop, Baroque, commercial, and street, Ryan McGinness’s psychedelic paintings merge slick biomorphic abstraction with surrealistic imagery. Trained as a graphic artist, McGinness transfers and subverts the images and techniques of commercial illustration—logos and symbols, silk-screening, hard edges, and vibrant colors—into his boldly graphic yet graceful works. “My paintings are composed of many units of meaning,” he says. “Individual drawings come together to create non-linear narrative mindscapes—random access memories.” McGinness has translated these same concerns across a range of mediums, creating sculptures, projections, and immersive installations of fluorescent light.