72" x 72" Oil On Board
This photo gives you a glimpse into the artist's studio. While suggesting a playful scene, this wildly fun and stylized work engages in a cheeky dialogue with its title. By framing the board with a black border, which parallels the painting with film stills, Ryan reminds us of his film school background and potentially even affords us a glimpse into how he views the world. Through the proliferation of social media, we have also come to associate square images with Instagram and the set template for expressing one’s visual self. The scene exists as a sort of snapshot into a rainy world, a simply perfect square that has the potential to tell a story.