Mark Ryden Carnivalesque.

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. His work first garnered attention in the 1990s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, "Pop Surrealism", choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. Ryden’s paintings range from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic cliché and disturbing archetype, while a subtle disquiet inhabits his paintings; the work is achingly beautiful as it hints at darker psychic stuff beneath the surface of cultural kitsch.
Mark Ryden has been exhibited and celebrated worldwide and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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