Mark Ryden Pinxit
This sweeping retrospective brings together nearly two decades worth of Mark Ryden’s paintings and works on paper, broadening the horizons of his uncanny universe and bringing it to the world, one page at a time.
Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. His work first garnered attention in the 1990’s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, “Pop Surrealism,” dragging a host of followers in his wake.
“Pinxit”, whose title refers to the Latin term meaning “painted by,” is organized by the themes of Ryden’s major exhibitions – The Meat Show, Bunnies & Bees, The Tree Show, and so on – and includes collected essays by Yoshitomo Nara, Carlo McCormick, and others, and a new essay by culture critic Kristine McKenna.
Publisher: Taschen. 2016
Hardcover. 400 pages.
Text in English, French, and German.
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