ross ryan


Arctic series (2013) was made during a winter in northern Lapland. Low level light, solitude and extreme cold, at times minus 30c and below, each played a role in the outcome of the paintings. In his words, ‘Painting with numb hands under 4 pairs of mittens gave the impression I was pushing stumps around the canvases.’ Each colour had its own threshold so while temperatures drop the pallet became more limited resulting in a minimal outcome similar to the surround landscape.’

click on images to enlarge