One of my favorite artists! His painting are usually of a surreal nature, often featuring child-like figures with bloated heads among a wide variety of other recurring figures. Figures like strange eyes in strange places, Santa Claus, Jesus, strange occultic symbols, meat, bees, and even Abraham Lincoln! I adore the painting to the right for a few reasons. First of all, it's a great piece by my favorite artist. Secondly, the subject is my favorite musician, Bjork! And third of all, the vintage look of the pastel colors is just a great look. In fact, it was one of the reasons I began admiring his work. Mark has done a variety of works based on celebrity subjects such as Christina Ricci, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Hendrix, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. And now I must ask the question: was GaGa inspired by Ryden or vice versa?
If you yourself are a Ryden fan, you may have noticed that my current profile picture is a snip of one of the paintings from his exhibition "Tree Show." Who's your favorite artist and why?