Mark Ryden

April 11, 2016 | Author: webSman

Mark Ryden (born January 20, 1963) is an American painter, part of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealist) art movement. He was dubbed “the god-father of pop surrealism” by Interview Magazine. Artnet named Ryden and his wife, the painter Marion Peck, the King and Queen of Pop Surrealism and one of the ten most important art couples.

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Ryden’s aesthetic is developed from subtle amalgams of many sources, from Ingres, David and other French classicists to Little Golden Books. Ryden also draws his inspiration from anything that will evoke mystery: old toys, anatomical models, stuffed animals, skeletons and religious ephemera found in flea markets.


Creation of Incarnation

Mark Ryden painting “Incarnation” time lapse. Gay 90’s exhibition, Paul Kasmin gallery, New York, April 29, 2010.
Music by Mark Ryden’s favorite musician, Dustin O’Halloran.
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By MIROIR Magazine in MIROIR MAGAZINE – “Surreal” Edition

148 pages, published 12/8/2012

MIROIR MAGAZINE – Surreal – Featured in our SURREAL edition: Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, John Brophy, Nina Pak, Mark Garro, Ric Colgan, Jonathan Kane, Darren Hopes.• Miroir Magazine is an international arts and fashion magazine promoting aspiring and established creative artists. We are unconventional, and dedicated to bringing you the highest caliber contemporary artists and the most unique presentations of current fashion, fine art,…