Details:

Shrouded in darker shades, this painting is reminiscent of a foreboding landscape. Luminous columns of light erupt from the underbelly of the plane, stopping just short of the thickly painted voids above.
Framed: 16.2 x 21.2 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Flashlight

Shrouded in darker shades, this painting is reminiscent of a foreboding landscape. Luminous columns of light erupt from the underbelly of the plane, stopping just short of the thickly painted voids above. 

Whelan creates work as a means of self-confrontation, and he treats paintings as objects that must react to the environment around them—thereby mirroring the same dynamic our surroundings have on us. The artist does this by using texture as color, often building up gestural impasto layers of paint to construct surfaces that dance with light. The resulting compositions experientially change as the day goes by.

Specs:

20 inches
15 inches
with frame
21.25 inches
16.25 inches

③ Artist:

Ryan Whelan

Ryan Whelan uses abstract and element forms as a means for self-confrontation, creating scenes of his inner world. The artist uses texture as color, often building up gestural impasto layers of paint into surfaces that dance with light; the resulting compositions experientially change as the day goes by. For Whelan, paintings are objects that must react to their environment—mirroring the same dynamic our surroundings have on us.

Ryan Whelan:
Flashlight, 2022
Acrylic, marble dust, and propylene glycol on a wood panel
15.0 × 20.0 inches /
Ryan Whelan:
Flashlight, 2022
Acrylic, marble dust, and propylene glycol on a wood panel
15.0 × 20.0 inches /