Mark Ryden is considered one of the kings of what is known as pop surrealism - an inimitable master of both his craft and his imagination. As a painter, Ryden’s aesthetic draws on many classical and traditional sources from Ingres, David and other French classicists to Little Golden Books. Ryden also draws his inspiration from anything that will evoke mystery; old toys, anatomical models, stuffed animals, skeletons and religious ephemera found in flea markets. Famed for his depictions of meat, blood and wide-eyed young girls, Ryden mixes wonder, nostalgia, beauty and classic icons. Ryden uses a traditional oil painting technique incorporating layers of subtle glazes.
Ryden’s latest exhibition was with the Paul Kasmin Gallery, titled The Art of Whipped Cream, featuring drawings, sketches and paintings, including Princess Praline and Her Entourage. Ryden has also released his book, Pinxit (available through Outré Gallery), which catalogues nearly two decades’ worth of artwork.
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