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Island, 2009

Traditional C-Print
17 × 24 in
43.2 × 61 cm
Edition 2/3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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Visual AIDS Benefit Auction

Framed, framed dimensions: 18" x 25"

Ryan James MacFarland was born in Tallahassee, …

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Framed, framed dimensions: 18" x 25"

Ryan James MacFarland was born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1985 and received his a BFA from New York University in 2006. His work has been exhibited in the US and abroad since 2004 and written about or published in Art F City, Artinfo, DuJour, Purple, OUT, The New York …

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Ryan James MacFarland
American, b. 1985
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Photographer Ryan James Macfarland explores the invisible workings of nature in images intended to convey the intangible qualities of landscape. Macfarland has made series capturing the moon above bodies of water—pointing to the forces of gravity that connect these two elements—or the appearance of the moon before nightfall. “My goal is to try to turn what we know about nature on its side a bit,” he has said. In earlier works, Macfarland incorporated figurative elements, but his more recent landscapes are devoid of human presence. His compositions are sometimes comprised of triptychs or pairings, or reproductions of the same image arranged in quadrants so as to form a central diamond shape—suggesting the symmetry and patterns that exist in nature. Macfarland has worked with photographers David LaChapelle and Ryan McGinley, both of whom he considers influences on his practice.

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About the work
Visual AIDS Benefit Auction

Framed, framed dimensions: 18" x 25"

Ryan James MacFarland was born in Tallahassee, …

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Framed, framed dimensions: 18" x 25"

Ryan James MacFarland was born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1985 and received his a BFA from New York University in 2006. His work has been exhibited in the US and abroad since 2004 and written about or published in Art F City, Artinfo, DuJour, Purple, OUT, The New York …

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Signature
Signed, verso
Image rights
Courtesy of the Artist and Uprise Art
Ryan James MacFarland
American, b. 1985
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Photographer Ryan James Macfarland explores the invisible workings of nature in images intended to convey the intangible qualities of landscape. Macfarland has made series capturing the moon above bodies of water—pointing to the forces of gravity that connect these two elements—or the appearance of the moon before nightfall. “My goal is to try to turn what we know about nature on its side a bit,” he has said. In earlier works, Macfarland incorporated figurative elements, but his more recent landscapes are devoid of human presence. His compositions are sometimes comprised of triptychs or pairings, or reproductions of the same image arranged in quadrants so as to form a central diamond shape—suggesting the symmetry and patterns that exist in nature. Macfarland has worked with photographers David LaChapelle and Ryan McGinley, both of whom he considers influences on his practice.

Island, 2009

Traditional C-Print
17 × 24 in
43.2 × 61 cm
Edition 2/3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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