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Ryan Riss sure knows how to capture the bizarre and extraordinary (sometimes freaky) sensations of a drug-fueled adventure. These hand-drawn sketches recall the animated illustrations of acid-inspired images popular during the psychedelic era of the 60s. Often evoking strong reactions from its viewers (even more so for those who’ve experienced the aforementioned hallucinations), these sketches are sure to engage with audiences in a transcendental, mind-expanding trip.
Ryan Riss’s paintings use cartoon-like figures to explore a dimension of the subconscious contained underneath a layer of superficial stimulus. Directed towards penetrating beyond the constructed and comfortably established, these paintings illicit sensations and impressions that may be laying dormant until one consciously engages with that inspiration, unveiling something profound and liberating.
Ryan Riss is an artist now featured on Beautiful/Decay’s new campaign Click to Collect, designed to help aspiring art collectors begin their collection at an affordable cost.