In all of my work I try to convey my existential philosophy of optimistic nihilism in that nothing really matters and the odds are always stacked against us and everything around us.
The entropy of the universe is constantly tending towards disorder, but this, by no means, does not necessitate depression in me but instead wonder and appreciation. Despite all of the violent, natural processes that the universe facilitates, life has and continues to overcome the statistically improbable odds and instead flourishes.
With this philosophy in mind, to me, nature becomes infinitely more beautiful and inspires me to paint something of love letters to the landscapes that were forged by physics well within our understanding, but far beyond our power.
INTRODUCTION AND TECHNIQUE
Having painted in Contemporary Realism style for over two years, Ryan has developed a substantial skill set particularly in landscapes with oil paint. As an emerging artist, he is quickly refining his technique and creating an increasingly well defined style that he believe is unique to him, both in subject matter and the technique itself.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2019 Finalist – Clayton Utz Art Awards, Brisbane QLD
2019 Winner – Emerging Artist Award – D’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Gold Coast QLD
2019 Highly Commended – Brisbane Painting Classes Prize Winner – Lethbridge 20000 Art Awards, Brisbane QLD
2018 D’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Gold Coast QLD
2018 Highly Commended – Lethbridge 10000 Art Awards, Brisbane QLD
2017 Finalist – Radfly Youth Art Prize, Gold Coast QLD