ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
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