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Ryan Gander

Please be eager - Daddy with a princess flying in a big dark blue sky. That's all. Oops got a bit on the table. oh no it's not! now its a silly old upside downrabbit with no ears sitting on your head, 2014

A portrait of the artist made by his daughter Olive. The artwork in its finality is presented as a circular toughened glass disk 40 cm in diameter displayed on a wall. The disk has been used in the process of the portrait as a palette to mix paint. The actual painting is kept within the artist's archive.
15 7/10 × 15 7/10 × 1 in
40 × 40 × 2.5 cm
Location
Tokyo
About the work
Medium
Mixed Media
Ryan Gander
British, b. 1976
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Conceptual artist Ryan Gander’s eclectic output defies categorization, encompassing installations, sculptures, photos, texts, and reproductions that present wittily inconclusive narratives about art, culture, and the artist’s personal experiences. Gander often uses to text to infuse objects with a sense of “in-joking,” his titles making self-conscious references to various practices of art making and display. He has meticulously recreated famous art works in works like Remember me, mistakenly, although I’ve given you everything (Dexel) (2011)—based on an archival photograph of Walter Dexel’s Komposition mit grossem schwarzem L, (Composition with big black L) (1964)—which he presents alongside personal artifacts in cryptic exhibitions. Additionally, Gander’s experiences as an artist in a wheelchair often make their way into his pieces, including ‘Is the guilt in you too?’ (Cinema Verso) (2006), an installation in which he filled a gallery with obstacles, detritus, dead ends, and illusions meant to confound visitors and symbolize the inequitable difficulties faced by the disabled.

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About the work
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Mixed Media
Ryan Gander
British, b. 1976
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Conceptual artist Ryan Gander’s eclectic output defies categorization, encompassing installations, sculptures, photos, texts, and reproductions that present wittily inconclusive narratives about art, culture, and the artist’s personal experiences. Gander often uses to text to infuse objects with a sense of “in-joking,” his titles making self-conscious references to various practices of art making and display. He has meticulously recreated famous art works in works like Remember me, mistakenly, although I’ve given you everything (Dexel) (2011)—based on an archival photograph of Walter Dexel’s Komposition mit grossem schwarzem L, (Composition with big black L) (1964)—which he presents alongside personal artifacts in cryptic exhibitions. Additionally, Gander’s experiences as an artist in a wheelchair often make their way into his pieces, including ‘Is the guilt in you too?’ (Cinema Verso) (2006), an installation in which he filled a gallery with obstacles, detritus, dead ends, and illusions meant to confound visitors and symbolize the inequitable difficulties faced by the disabled.

Ryan Gander

Please be eager - Daddy with a princess flying in a big dark blue sky. That's all. Oops got a bit on the table. oh no it's not! now its a silly old upside downrabbit with no ears sitting on your head, 2014

A portrait of the artist made by his daughter Olive. The artwork in its finality is presented as a circular toughened glass disk 40 cm in diameter displayed on a wall. The disk has been used in the process of the portrait as a palette to mix paint. The actual painting is kept within the artist's archive.
15 7/10 × 15 7/10 × 1 in
40 × 40 × 2.5 cm
Location
Tokyo
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