Will Ryman, ‘Untitled 4’, 2014, De Buck Gallery

About Will Ryman

Will Ryman is known for creating monumental public sculptures that transform and enliven the daily urban experience. In these works, Ryman represents natural subjects at many times their normal size and installs them in active city streets, as with Bee (2011). Viewed in this context, the colorful and eye-catching figures are fantastical, evoking a sense of childlike awe over things normally taken for granted. Ryman also creates indoor installations, manipulating the sizes of various objects to suggest their relative importance to the artist or viewer; a beer can, for instance, may be as large as a lamp. He is the son of minimalist painter Robert Ryman, and his style recalls the Pop Art of Jasper Johns and Claes Oldenburg, the latter also known for creating large-scale, good-humored public works.

American, b. 1969, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Will Ryman: Two Rooms, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Opulent Landscapes, De Buck Gallery, New York
Prospect.3: Notes for Now, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans

Fair History on Artsy