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+ mark ryden

"I am attracted to things that evoke memories from childhood….I believe in letting imagination thrive in my art. I am not afraid of nostalgia or sentiment. I value taking the time to make a painting beautiful. I want to breathe life into my paintings."Mark Ryden
Mark's paintings instantly trigger a warped deja vu. His work recalls a parallel universe of 1950s Golden Books and the whimsy of Lewis Carroll. His cheery bunnies, rendered in the glowing hues of children's books, are likely to be carving slabs of meat rather than frolicking in the forest. Ryden's work mingles superb technique with outre images to create a world of strange and disturbing beauty.
What is it that makes Mark Ryden's paintings so engaging? more about Marc Ryden paintings here - Essay by Mike McGee from the grand central art center . California
Also, go directly to Marc's website here >

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