Written by Ryan McGinness, Contribution by Randy Gladman and Carlo McCormick and Jeffrey Deitch and AA Bronson
Somewhere between an artist’s book and a catalogue, Installationview provides insight into the works and process of artist Ryan McGinness. The book is a dense collection of new paintings, works on paper, installations, sketches and notes, inspiration snapshots, and pieces made specifically for its pages. “McGinness has developed an expansive vocabulary of eccentric, vaguely familiar symbols drawn from art historical and modern vernacular sources.”—the New York Times “An unusual marriage of abstraction and representation”—Art News “For those inclined to debate the line that separates graphic design from fine art, there is no better case study than Ryan McGinness.”—Metropolis “McGinness is on image overload.”—the Boston Globe “The 33-year-old’s recent paintings combine colorful icons drawn from mythology, pop culture, and nature”—Departures
About The Author
Ryan McGinness is an international artist who works in a wide variety of mediums. He has been the subject of major exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, and his work is in the permanent collection of many major institutions. His first book, flatnessisgod was published in 1999 to much critical acclaim. McGinness lives and works in Manhattan, and is represented by Deitch Projects.