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Ryan Martin  Oakland, CA

'To Live and Die in L.A.'
Oil on canvas
'Bigmouth Strikes Again'
Oil on canvas

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About Ryan

Ryan Martin was born in Southern California; he currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area where he attended the California College of the Arts. Through painting, drawing and photography, Martin creates surreal, dream-like portraits of his subjects. Being raised in LA and Orange County during the 80’s & 90’s, remnants of both eras can be experienced within Martin’s artwork through vibrant color and exuberant floral elements. While Martin creates his work with minimal backstory, he hopes to have his viewers include their own narratives; he renders various props to strike his viewers’ memory, so they may attribute these personal experiences into his artwork. Martin’s work has been highlighted by numerous media including THE ADVOCATE, CHIC TODAY MAGAZINE, and THE ART OF MAN. He has exhibited widely across the United States, including CONTEXT and SCOPE in Miami, three solo shows at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco and recently at VOLTA NY 2014.

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"SPLENDID.......My admire. With best Paul Michalic"

"reminds me of a clay sculpture"

"This work strikes me as reminiscent of Japanese art. I also like the sort of vampiric look"

"very interesting! i like the contrast!"

"different but cool"

"Haven't seen this many empty eyes since my last visit to a Bangkok opium den."

"I like it"

"surreal meets real"

"well, i enjoy fantasy art so I guess this is okay, i do like the colours used."

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