Ryan Travis Christian “This Sh*t is for the Birdies”

4_THIS_SHOT_IS_FOR_THE_BIRDS

3_BIG_LEAGUEN

2_A_TEAR_FOR_GEOFFREY

20-ryc-tired1

1_ZERO_HEADS

19_POPPIN_SUMMER

18_SNKCHRMRZ

17_THE_OLD_12

16-RTC

15-VERY-UNFAIR1

12_JOHN_LEONARD_ORR__LAMP

11_PUSSY_PARTY

10_PLUG_THE_LINE

Christian’s work doubles down on the paradoxical relationship between childish cartoons and ominous messages. Using dense layers of graphite pencil to create graphic images of condoms, brick houses, and Mickey Mouse, his high contrast figures are rendered in slow motion and set against hazy landscapes and inside of melting, skewed spaces. Tackling hot political issues such as immigration, depression and the American dream, Christian’s historical precedents become a mirror reflecting many common concerns of the present, warts and all.

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