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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mark Ryden

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?

58 comments:

  1. I love the art, its sort of like Alt Art, which is incredible.
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  2. mark ryden is pretty freakin awesome.. cool pics bro

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  3. Very interesting art style, thanks for sharing =)

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  4. hi nice blog i dig it will be back

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  5. Kind of creepy, but in a strangely pretty sort of way. Truly interesting stuff.

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  6. Nice post! Keep up the good work :)

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  7. nice post. I like the artwork :)

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  8. this painter has deep psychological issues

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  9. Wow, I love this. For some reason i find it a little spooky, but still love it!

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  10. Nice. Liked!
    May The FORCE be With You!

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  11. I've never heard of Mark Ryden before, but I enjoy his style, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Whoa a little creepy. That white haired girl reminds me of the Singer Kerli

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  13. Didn't know that artist, i might check his work out now.

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  14. very creepy but i like it, has this Tim Burton feel to it

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  15. Incredible.. This guy was a creative genius.

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  16. Different and strangely beautiful.

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  17. Great artist with a very unique style. Supporting you.

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  18. Creepy really, and honestly, i'm not really enjoying it :D But no hard feelings ofcourse, everyone has their own taste. Thanks for sharing tho!

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  19. I think some of his work is on Gelaskin. If so, I know this looks familiar.

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  20. I love the use of shadows in the third painting...

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  21. I love them! especially the last one

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  22. I like the one with Lincoln in it

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  23. some of those are a bit creepy, I love it!

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  24. Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

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  25. Interesting art work. I dig it, for sure.

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  26. Tree eating a girl = brilliant My favourite artist is Michealangelo. The attention he places on detail, and all his little easter eggs as well :)

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  27. this is a good post that makes me want to come back for more

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  28. That is some pretty creepy art. Definitely reminds me of Alice in Wonderland also.

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  29. Looks very cool. Kind of creepy, but still very cool.

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