Simplifying imagery to a cartoonish state without losing the specificity of the objects he is portraying, Browning’s paintings often depict imaginary spaces rendered without figures, while hinting at their presence as if they have just walked out of frame.
For Transmutations Ryan Browning selected past works to draw from to form a starting point for his new body of works; shrine-like abstract forms centered in the painting and surrounded, covered and penetrated in a cartoony manner by objects.
Lately Ryan Browning has been inspired by sunset or dusk, creating a transitional, dreamy feel, emphasizing transitional and bold solid colors combining abstract art with Surrealist fantasy. Ryan Browning’s style of flattened, layered subject matter, painting in both gouache and oil evolved from the tension between his fanciful, poetic impulse and his vision of the harshness of modern life.
Ryan Browning works and lives in Quatar.