Details:

This drawing, a detailed vignette influenced by old school animation, features dense layers of graphite that reveal high-contrast graphics and dizzying patterns. The artist's carefully rendered works weave together influences from pop culture and Chicago-style figuration into surreal yet personal narratives.
Framed: 15.5 x 18.0 x 1.0 in.

① Artwork:

BOUNCING BALL

This drawing, a detailed vignette influenced by old school animation, features dense layers of graphite that reveal high-contrast graphics and dizzying patterns. Christian's carefully rendered works weave together influences from pop culture and Chicago-style figuration into surreal yet personal narratives that are partly fueled by his upbringing in the suburbs of Illinois. The artist's wiggly figures and hazy landscapes evoke slow motion, while his recent compositions have included commentary on nationwide and worldwide crises. Christian's work focuses on the paradoxical relationship between childish cartoons and ominous messages—while musing on the technological and material obsolescence of his primary inspirations.

Specs:

10 inches
7.5 inches
with frame
18 inches
15.5 inches

③ Artist:

Ryan Travis Christian

Ryan Travis Christian’s graphite drawings feature surreal narratives that are partly fueled by his upbringing in the suburbs. Chicago-style figuration, vintage political cartoons and hand-drawn animation influence the artist’s detailed vignettes. Exposing the untidy lifestyle of contemporary humanity through a vast array of topics and imagery, Christian’s work focuses on the paradoxical relationship between childish cartoons and ominous messages—while musing on the technological and material obsolescence of the artist’s primary inspirations.

Ryan Travis Christian:
BOUNCING BALL, 2021
Graphite on paper
7.5 × 10.0 inches /