Hardcover, Measures 5.2 x 7.2 inches. 110 pages.
These are miniature paintings of sorrow and fear from artist Mark Ryden's 2003 'Blood' solo exhibition at Earl McGrath Gallery. Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. Ryden's vocabulary ranges from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic cliche and disturbing archetype. Seduced by his infinitely detailed and meticulously glazed surfaces, the viewer is confronted with childlike innocence and mystery.