is a one of a kind original (no prints) of my own design and
execution. My subject matter ranges from museum scenes and architecture
to florals, plein air work and still lifes. I work from photographs
as well as direct observation, whether it be in the field (plein
air) or in the studio.
I am interested
in the formal aspects of representational painting ie. composition/color/value/texture
etc. but focus mostly on finding abstract yet implicit shapes
and trying to find ways to simplify my subjects.
argue that a painting, just by being a painting, is automatically
abstracted to a small degree, no matter how hyper realistic it
is. My work falls on the scale somewhere, sure, but where doesn't
matter to me. Thoughtful and efficient brushwork matters to me.
Strong composition and accurate drawing matters to me. Mixing
color with integrity matters to me. Fussy, overworked, lifeless
paintings bore me something dreadful. You can be anything but
boring. They say that no paintings is ever finished, just abandoned.
The trick is
to know when to walk away."
For more information
visit Ryan's website: www.ryankohlerpaintings.com
Contact: Ryan Kohler 207 314 5383
"All the Time" 16" x 20" oil (2018)
"Dos Dinghies" 12" x 12" oil (2017)
"Not Quite Carousing" 18" x 24" oil (2018)
"Plop Lobster" 16" x 20" oil (2017)
"The Best Smelling Boots You've Ever Seen" 20"
x 16" oil (2018)