Ryan Magyar

My work takes its cues from visual perception, perhaps calling to mind naturalistic form, depth, light, and so on- though they’re not representational per se. I’m interested in the way the mind tries to find a meaningful signal, even where only noise exists.

I like to approach paint not just as color to apply here or there, but as viscous fluid with distinct physical properties that tends to behave in specific ways. Like any material it has its own nature, and my relationship with it is sometimes to subvert or bend it in a certain direction, and other times to make space for it to do its own thing.