Lot 579 - Ryan Mosley - Smoke Rings
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Born in 1980, Chesterfield, UK Lives and works in London, UK. Mosley synthesizes art-historical themes, styles, and movements into surreal, folk-inspired paintings that are wholly contemporary, yet appear timeless. Mosley does not sketch his paintings beforehand, instead treating his paintbrush as a pencil to build large-scale images through layers of translucent washes for a batik quality. This spontaneous technique results in theatrical spaces and fantastic scenes, at once whimsical and tragic, ambiguous and intriguing. Mosley’s work features recurring images of heads and masks, as well as harlequin-inspired, diamond patterned clothing, which serve as liberated and somber symbols of carnival and release.
2014 Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2013 Thoughts of Man, Tierney Gardarin, New York, NY
2012 Reversed Limbo, Eigen + Art, Berlin, Germany
2011 Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK Solo Presentation with Alison Jacques Gallery, The Armory, New York
2010 Painting Séance, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO Alison Jacques Gallery, London
2009 A Gathering, Regina Gallery, Moscow Project Room, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
2008 Census, Engholm Engelhorn, Vienna Art Basel Miami Beach, Engholm Engelhorn, Miami
2004 Eight Years Ago and Before, Bloc Space, Sheffield GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Zero Hours, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK Re-opening, Eigen + Art, Berlin, Germany
2012 Nightfall, Modem Museum, Hungary London Twelve: Contemporary British Art, City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK Merging Bridges, Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan
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