Ryan Travis Christian, Binny Lakes Trails, 42in x 27in, Graphite, Gouache, Spray enamel on paper, $3000
Approaching his work as a painter, and finishing as a cartoonist, Ryan creates an abstract problem for himself when developing his pieces, solving them through the incorporation of representational elements. Including historically loaded figures like naked women, water birds and snakes, his works create new historical dimensions for these figures, as well as open the range of interpretation of them for viewers. Through patterns and comic art references, Ryan develops surreal narratives that include characters that represent everyone, no one or something amorphous.
Ryan Travis Christian has had solo exhibitions at galleries such as Western Exhibitions in Chicago, POVEvolving in Los Angeles, and EBERSMOORE in Chicago. He lives and works in the Chicago area.