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James Ryan

MA work

The straight line is a human construction, yet human nature and natural forces dictate that the absolute is unattainable. Taking my influence from Modernist practices as well as architecture and the man-made environment, I create 3D painted spaces. Through the overlaying of abstracted plains, I aim to create an image that references architectural structures, and goes some way to describe the physical and emotional climate found within the man-made environment, often one of dynamics, flux and degeneration.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Painting, 2007

  • The straight line is a human construction, yet human nature and natural forces dictate that the absolute is unattainable. Taking my influence from Modernist practices as well as architecture and the man-made environment, I create 3D painted spaces. Through the overlaying of abstracted plains, I aim to create an image that references architectural structures, and goes some way to describe the physical and emotional climate found within the man-made environment, often one of dynamics, flux and degeneration.

  • Experience

  • Artist-in-residence, Mosedale Gillet Architects, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2005; Student Exchange Programme, AKI, Netherlands, 2003
  • Exhibitions

  • Poor Workmanship, Bartletts Gallery, London, 2006; Matches and Petrol, A&D Gallery, London, 2006; Northern Graduates, Curwen Gallery, London, 2004
  • Awards

  • John Crisp Memorial, Painting Prize, 2004; Artist Fellowship, Northumbria University, 2005-6