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© Jonathan Atkinson, 2013 gutenberg Copyright Hand Crafted in the U.S.A.
25th of June

Art by Mark Ryden


Mark Ryden came to preeminence in the 1990’s during a time when many artists, critics and collectors were quietly championing a return to the art of painting. With his masterful technique and disquieting content, Ryden quickly became one of the leaders of this movement on the West Coast.

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Upon first glance Ryden’s work seems to mirror the Surrealists’ fascination with the subconscious and collective memories. However, Ryden transcends the initial Surrealists’ strategies by consciously choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. His dewy vixens, cuddly plush pets, alchemical symbols, religious emblems, primordial landscapes and slabs of meat challenge his audience not necessarily with their own oddity but with the introduction of their soothing cultural familiarity into unsettling circumstances.” Read More…

Here are some more of Mark Ryder’s Artworks:


Mark Ryden – Allegory of the four elements
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Mark Ryden – Allegory of the four elements

Mark Ryden – Little boy blue
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Mark Ryden – Little boy blue

Mark Ryden – Goodbye Bear
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Mark Ryden – Goodbye Bear

Mark Ryden – Nursesue
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Mark Ryden – Nursesue

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