This painting depicts a vessel in the midst of change and transformation. Flowers, eyes and other symbols bloom and then disappear within this amorphous receptacle, echoing the artist’s own intuitive and fluid approach to artmaking.
While painting, Ryan Fenchel thinks with his hands while listening to the evolving work describe its essence. Drawing from alchemy, ikebana, art histories, mythologies and natural science, the artist's work is a cosmos without hierarchy that generates unfamiliar values and interpretations.
Ryan Fenchel thinks with his hands to create paintings that depict ever-becoming vessels, evolutionary states that mirror the artist's intuitive process. The artist draws inspiration from alchemy and ikebana—the Japanese art of flower arranging—as well as art histories, mythologies and the natural sciences. Fenchel’s work is a cosmos without hierarchy that generates unfamiliar values and interpretations.