48 x 48 in.Inquire
Untitled (Peripheral Drift Illusion)
48 x 48 in.
Twelve laser-cut painted skateboards with steel hardware
55 in. diameter, 22 in. deep
Ryan McGinness (born 1972) is an American artist, living and working in Manhattan, New York. He grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and then studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During college, he interned at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant. Known for his original extensive vocabulary of graphic drawings iconography, McGinness creates paintings, sculptures, public art, site-specific installations and silkscreens. Ryan McGinness is interested in assuming the power of this anonymous aesthetic in order to share personal expressions. McGinness says, “I’m trying to communicate complex and poetic concepts with a cold, graphic, and authoritative visual vocabulary. I concentrate on shape, line, color, and composition to communicate within simplified picture planes. As such, the work resides somewhere between abstraction and representation.”
His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the MUSCAC in Spain, and the Misumi Collection on Japan.