Thursday, March 8, 2012

Anthony Ryan's Woven Collages

In his most recent body of work, Anthony Ryan has created a series of woven collages using paper strips that are by-products of industrial printing processes. Off-cuts and test patterns from the margins of product packaging and corporate collateral act as raw material and blueprint, dictating the work’s final shape through their own formal logic and systems of arrangement determined by the artist. In these paper pieces redolent of textiles and grid-based abstract painting, Ryan fashions sometimes-dizzying explorations of pattern and arrangement that conjure op-art and color theory experiments. By employing materials that are vestigial artifacts of the technologies of reproduction the work seeks to decode a dialect embedded in the DNA of our visual culture. See more of Anthony's work.

Woven paper 36 by 36 inches

Woven paper 34 by 34 inches