48" x 48" Oil On Board
Artists time and again have created images of floral still lives and landscape themes. With Sunflower, Ryan offers his unique, contemporary take on a subject that has a stable place in art history. With matte colors, ambiguous, almost amoebic shapes of the petals and swirling patterns he creates a graphic and abstracted form of the animated sunflower. Interestingly, he uses darker almost autumnal colors rather than the expected yellows and pastels that are associated with sunflowers.