Ryden High

11/25/2008

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Beautiful Surrealist works by Los Angeles-based painter Mark Ryden capture the typical Surrealist fascination with the subconscious and collective memories. But Ryden takes the twisted vision one step farther by consciously choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. According to his own bio:

His dewy vixens, cuddly plush pets, alchemical symbols, religious emblems, primordial landscapes and slabs of meat challenge his audience not necessarily with their own oddity but with the introduction of their soothing cultural familiarity into unsettling circumstances.

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