‘I still wish we had known each other as children’ Hand cut paper, featured in the exhibition ‘there is only time’ at Sims Reed gallery, London 2013, 54×77.5 cm, 2013.
Rob Ryan was born in 1962, in Cyprus, he studied fine art, and specialised in printmaking. His working often consists of whimsical figures paired with sentimental, grave, honest and occasionally humorous pieces of writing which he admits one autobiographical, he works in London, UK.
I find Rob Ryan inspiring and I have used his technique in my work because I really love the intrecate detail and the way he uses the missing sections as highlights. I am inspired by his use of shape and the way he can carve out small detail and use the missing pieces for a form of light source which is what I want to be doing.
‘The Pearls story’ 47×45.5 cm, 2013.