Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Strange World of Mark Ryden

Upon first glance of Mark Ryden's work, it appears to mirror the Surrealists' fascination with the subconscious and collective memories, but Ryden consciously chooses subject matter loaded with pop-culture references. Initially, I was drawn in by the comfort of the beauty and classical references of Ryden's work, then puzzled, and finally captivated by the child-like honesty about the state of mankind and our relationships with ourselves, each other and our past, soothing and frightening me as I realized how comfortable I have become with disturbing images and situations. To see the rest of Ryden's work, click here.

:: Photos via WeAr Magazine

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