Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to present the exhibition Everything is Everywhere by Ryan McGinnes. In April the New York based artists is taking the Netherlands with two shows in two different galleries. With a background in graphic design McGinness is mostly known for the symbols he creates that result in paintings, monoprints and installations.

From April 5th untill May 10th Galerie Ron Mandos displays the work of McGinnes in the gallery. Simultaneously gallery VOUS ETES ICI hosts a farewell exhibition Art History Is Not Linear with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam) from April 4th untill May 10th.


Ryan McGinness (US, 1972) has always been interested in logos and symbols on objects and products. From an early age on he noticed what these symbols could do and how the system of branding functioned, which ultimately led him to studying graphic design. The basis of McGinness’ work is hand drawing derived from everyday (consumer) society. These hand drawings ultimately result in homogeneous symbols and icons that are digitalized and have therefore the possibility to be reproduced and replicated infinitely onto the panel, wall or any other medium. In this way McGinness creates a world that consists of its own vocabulary of symbols, all juxtaposed next to each other. These symbols together do not have a clear narrative, giving the viewer the possibility of multiple subjective interpretations. Coming from a generation of artists who were influenced by typography, graffiti, pop and commercialism, McGinness’ work consistently surprises the viewer with their colorful arabesques and baroque beauty, oozing with their own personal language.

The exhibition Everything Is Everywhere is self-reflexive and will show the many different artistic disciplines McGinness uses to create his universe of symbols and signs. Next to paintings, silkscreens, and monoprints, the exhibition will show fluorescent installations with (wall) paintings, vinyl and black light. The result is a diverse and exciting exhibition that not only shows the end result, but will also reveal the unique process of how these works are created.

“McGinness has mastered and integrated a seemingly infinite variety of visual languages, producing works that inhabit the ever-blurred border between high art and popular illustration.” – Art Forum

“In the past decade, McGinness has become an art star, thanks to his Warholian mix of pop iconography and silk-screening.” – New York Times

☆☆☆☆” – NRC Handelsblad

Installation views


ABOUT Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness was born in 1972 in Virginia Beach, VA
He lives and works in New York, NY

His work consists of an amalgam of icons and symbols. Drawing from his background in the design industry, Ryan McGinness’s work resolves the clinical graphic aesthetics of media as vast, contemplative fields of intimate meditation. It incorporates strong social commentary on iconography, language, and historical and contemporary symbolism. His graphic drawings and personal iconography are replicated, recontextualized, and materialized infinitely throughout his densely layered paintings.

Born and raised in the surf and skate culture of Virginia Beach, Virginia, McGinness moved on to study at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. During college, he worked at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant, which inevitably influenced his proclivity toward pop and graphic aestheticism. Known for his original extensive vocabulary of graphic drawings that use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary iconography, McGinness creates paintings, sculptures, and environments and fabricate the iconography of contemporary experience as spiritual and timeless.

McGinness’s work can be found in such art institutions as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinatti, OH, and private and corporation collections including the Neuberger Berman Collection, New York, NY; Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection, and the Charles Saatchi Collection, London.