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ryanmulford

RYAN MULFORD Artist @zk_gallery http://www.ryanmulford.com/
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RYAN MULFORD
If there is no art, there is no culture. in that sense, art is the most valuable thing a society can produce. without it, we are just a group of people surviving in proximity to one another.
15 385 November 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
“chance encounter”, hybrid media painting, 48” × 36" × 1-1/2” resin on panel #newwork #newart #contemporaryart #modernart #fineart #mixedmedia #hybridmedia #painting #resin #oldhollywood #1940s #laurenbacall #artist #ryanmulford
5 231 October 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
4 249 August 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
"talk of the town", mixed media, 36" × 36" × 2-1/2" resin on panel. on display now at zk gallery (#zkgallery @zk_gallery ) #artgallery #sanfrancsico #sanfranciscoart #contemporaryart #modernart #mixedmedia #newwork #laurenbacall #ww2 #oldhollywood #artist #ryanmulford
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the foundational image of this piece is derived from a photo of lauren bacall, circa 1944. that same year, lauren bacall rose to fame with the release of her first film, to have and have not. the scandal of the time was her onscreen/off screen romance with humphrey bogart (then a married man, twice her age). this was also the year that world war ii was finally coming to an end (the strips in the piece of the airplane gong down represent the war). together, these events were the literally the talk of the town during that time. it echos the way our society today gives equal coverage to celebrity and tragedy. war and culture are interlaced with one another.
5 283 August 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
When you see your work in a gallery for the first time, it’s all worth it. #zkgallery @zk_gallery #artgallery #sanfrancsico #sanfranciscoart #contemporaryart #modernart #artist #ryanmulford
3 200 August 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
"empire", hybrid media painting, 36"x48" resin on panel #hybridmedia #painting #mixedmedia #newart #newwork #contemporaryart #modernart #vivienleigh #cleopatra #1945 #ryanmulford
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for this ongoing work/series, i’ve developed a new technique that i call hybrid media painting - a fusion of digital and painterly methods, the goal being to arrive at something you could not achieve without blending old technology with new. the series explores the concept that the past is slowly fading away, and regardless of celebrity or modern technology, eventually everyone and everything will be forgotten.

the original image used for this piece is derived from a little known film from 1945, caesar and cleopatra, staring vivien leigh as cleopatra. at the start of filming, vivien discovered she was pregnant. during a scene where cleopatra runs up and down the memphis palace, she slipped on the freshly polished studio floor, causing her to miscarry. devastated, she did not attend the premier of the film, and later said she could not bring herself to watch it. in this captivating image, you can see the traces of tragedy and sacrifice through her will to continue with her role.
1 201 August 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
I’m so thrilled to announce that my work will now be represented by zk gallery (@zk_gallery, #zkgallery) in san francisco! stop by their amazing space at 213 jefferson st, san francisco, ca 94133 or visit: www.zkgallery.com #artgallery #sanfrancsico #contemporaryart #ryanmulford
11 238 July 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
I’ve been working hard to develop something new… “surrender”, hybrid media painting, 24" × 30" resin on panel #contemporaryart #hybridmedia #painting #ryanmulford
0 182 July 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
"the man who wouldn't quit", mixed media 50"x75" on canvas #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #painting #vintageinspired #1940s #modernart #fineart #newart #bigart #ryanmulford
9 409 February 2017

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RYAN MULFORD
I've been busy these last few months developing some new ideas... #workinprogress #comingsoon #mixedmedia #contemporaryart #ryanmulford
2 247 February 2017