Untitled : Ryan Solot
In description : “The burning and cold of that relief in solitary company, and it’s judgement”
As the head severs from its body, it’s once present state of dualism is challenged. The question that arises is, what now?
The colors of Ryan’s piece are styled in triadic and contemporary, along with a “vast difference in the lightness and darkness of the background.” The goal is to incite a feeling of “confusing comfort.” His process was “really a conversation between me and them; an internal conversation between myself and something that knew more than me.”
The painting means that being in a state of confinement within is simply a feeling - this reality does not have to be clear to anyone but oneself. “A sort of what now, like the end of Breaking Bad but calm and much less dramatic.”
To Ryan, art is a “mental sustenance,” and believes creativity can be “everything every conscious being thinks of.” Some of his inspirations to create are pain, joy, internal pressure, the downfalls of American society, and anything that sheds light on the truth.
“Art cannot mend society but the people who observe it can. Art has a very profound effect and can ultimately mend society. This encompasses all issues because art is infinitely vast and broad.” - 32 minutes ago