Details:

A study from a series about the river of consciousness, this painting uses elemental forms to depict the artist's inner world. Whelan treats paintings as objects that must react to the environment around them—thereby mirroring the same dynamic our surroundings have on us.
Framed: 19.1 x 25.2 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Riverside Study

A study from a series about the river of consciousness, this painting uses elemental forms to depict the artist's inner world, a place where he continuously discovers new images. The elemental forms that run along the bank of the river are akin to the feeling of being pulled away from your present state.

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:

24 inches
18 inches
with frame
25.25 inches
19.13 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:
Riverside Study, 2022
Acrylic, marble dust, and propylene glycol on a wood panel
18.0 × 24.0 inches /