Madeline Ryan

My work is inspired by comic books, graphic novels and cartoons. Formal elements from these graphic images, such as strong black line and intense colour are appropriated in my work in scenes in which figures appear colonized by dense and intricate grotesque forms. For me, these strange morphing forms are intriguing, neither beautiful nor ugly they provoke a sense of wonder and fascination.

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Laughter Lines, 2014 (21.0 x 29.7cm, Acrylic Ink)

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Rhiannon, 2013 (29.7 x 42.0cm, Watercolour and Ink)

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Death Series: 1a. Don’t Think Of It As Dying, Think Of It As Leaving Early To Avoid The Rush, 2013 (29.7 x42.0cm, Acrylic Ink on Watercolour Paper)

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Death Series: 2a. Do You Not Know That A Man Is Not Dead While His Name Is Still Spoken?, 2013 (29.7 x 42.0cm, Acrylic Ink on Watercolour Paper)

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Poison, 2011 (21.0 x 29.7cm, Acrylic Ink on Watercolour Paper)

 

 

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