Ryan Brown - Untitled (until given name), 2019 (detail)

Ryan Brown

August 16, 2013

An American conceptual artist, Ryan Brown's practice spans performances, paintings, sculptures, photographic series, and installations that both honor and interrogate modern and contemporary art and artists, as well as the historical narratives, manifestos, and market systems upon which they rely.

Born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1977, Brown studied Fine Arts at SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York. After graduating with honors in 2006 he was invited to participate in the European Exchange Academy in Beelitz, Germany. Ryan Brown has participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions, including Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY, USA, Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Y Gallery, New York, USA, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico, and Solo Project, Miami Beach.

Using satire and mimicry, Brown interrogates the preciousness, arrogance, and politics underlying the presentation and consideration of art. He is also known for filming himself performing as such famous artists as Jackson Pollock, raising awareness of the frequent blurring of truth and myth in the record of an artist’s life and work.

Featured image: Ryan Brown - Untitled (until given name), 2019 (detail). Acrylic on canvas, sand and polyfiber fill. 42 × 26 × 16 in. 106.7 × 66 × 40.6 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Galería OMR