With bright colors and jagged lines, Fracture II calls to mind the work of Roy Lichtenstein. A leading figure in the American pop art movement, Roy was inspired by comic strips both for their aesthetic qualities and their unique ability to parody. Like Roy, Ryan’s work is very tongue-in-cheek, particularly in regard to the often humorous titles. Where Roy often included phrases such as ‘POP,’ ‘WHAAM’ and ‘POW’ in his paintings, Ryan’s work is rather sparse of text but nevertheless calls to mind popular catch-phrases and emotive sounds. Similarly to Fracture I, Fracture II features zig-zagging lines that dissect the picture plane. It is worth noting that Ryan is a very active artist and he often listens to loud rock music while painting, whereby the influence of the lively sounds can be matched in his expressive strokes.