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Ryan Travis Christian riffs on vintage animation and the aesthetics of the Chicago Imagists in his darkly funny paintings and graphite drawings, all of which he renders in gray scale. The artist’s upbringing in suburban Chicago often serves as inspiration: Christian recasts domestic banalities as sites of surrealism, satire, and danger. He has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Berlin and runs a thriving merchandise market through his website. By combining recognizable cartoon aesthetics with uncanny imagery and violent themes, Christian unravels tired American mythologies.

Collected by a major museum
Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions
2020
HERE COMES THE ROOSTEROver the Influence
BANG BANG PLAY by Ryan Travis ChristianJavier Lopez & Fer Frances
2018
Ryan Travis Christian - I'm Picking Up Where The California Raisins Left OffRichard Heller Gallery
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FUN R.I.P., 2018

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71.1 × 50.8 cm
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Ryan Travis Christian riffs on vintage animation and the aesthetics of the Chicago Imagists in his darkly funny paintings and graphite drawings, all of which he renders in gray scale. The artist’s upbringing in suburban Chicago often serves as inspiration: Christian recasts domestic banalities as sites of surrealism, satire, and danger. He has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Berlin and runs a thriving merchandise market through his website. By combining recognizable cartoon aesthetics with uncanny imagery and violent themes, Christian unravels tired American mythologies.

Collected by a major museum
Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Ryan Travis Christian
Other works from Kumi Contemporary / Verso Contemporary
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