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Mark Ryden

Drawing and design final project

Lucile Han

on 6 June 2014

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Describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s.
generally creepy style
Part of his most recent exhibition "the Gay Nineties West" (2010)
I find it so much easier to be creatively free at night. Daytime is for sleeping. -Mark Ryden
What is Pop-surrealism?
Recent Activities
Some of his artwork:
"Memory Lane" theme video
Katy Perry's "Daisy Bell"
Lucy Han
Wednesday , June, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Who is
Mark Ryden?

Style analysis
-Born January 20th, 1963

-named the "godfather of pop surrealism

-received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1987
from Art Center College of design in

-he's been recognized world-wide and
have been exhibited in various well-
recognized museums.

-He currently lives and works in Los
Ryden has trumped the initial surrealist strategies
by choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation.
Mark Ryden
American painter/
It is a populist art movement with its cultural roots in underground comix, punk music, and hot-rod cultures of the street.
Other wise known as the Lowbrow art movement.
He emphasizes the juxtaposition of the childhood innocence and the dark symbols through his art work.
Why did I Pick Mark Ryden?
I decided to pick Mark Ryden because I have always enjoyed seeing irony in a given artwork. seeing that he managed to incorporate childlike elements to a dark, distorted art piece amused me.
created this video for Katy Perry's
contribution to his concept album
He uses mostly oil painting and is most well-known for
juvenile illustrations.
Ornately carved frames lend the paintings a baroque feeling.
Works Cited

Kristar, Mitch. "MARK RYDEN::BIOGRAPHY." MARK RYDEN::BIOGRAPHY. Kristardesign.com, n.d. Web. 06 June 2014.

" Mark Ryden." Mark Ryden. Askart.com, 17 Apr. 2009. Web. 06 June 2014.

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Wu, Frank. "Repairing Bananas: Mark Ryden;"Tracing the Connections between Bunnies, Bees, and Abe Lincoln" - Mike McGee - 2001." Repairing Bananas: Mark Ryden;"Tracing the Connections between Bunnies, Bees, and Abe Lincoln" - Mike McGee - 2001. Blogspot.com, 1 Aug. 2010. Web. 06 June 2014.
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