Vegi Food | Acrylic on Canvas | 48" x 37" | 2013
5 Bucks | Oil on Panel | 40" x 60" | 2014
Artist Statement: Vegi Food and 5 Bucks are from a group of paintings informed by the concept of liminality, which is defined as occupying a position at, or on both sides of a boundary or threshold. The emotional resonance generated from the residue of memory and time deepens the experience of the mundane. Rituals of daily life are set against symbols of contemporary American culture such as commercialism and religious belief.
Ryan M. Reynolds received an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley where he received the Eisner Prize for the “highest achievement in creative art.” He serves as an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University in California, where he teaches painting and drawing. Reynolds’ works are in the public collections of the Bakersfield Museum of Art, Saint Mary’s College Museum, and The Alameda County Arts Collection public works project. He has an upcoming solo exhibit and artist residency at the Ballinglen Art Foundation in Ireland. He is represented by Stricoff Art Gallery in NYC and B. Sakata Garo in Sacramento. Please visit reynoldsryan.com.