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Auschwitz-Birkenau series (2012-ongoing) comprises of  over a 100 canvases painted in situ in the former Nazi concentration camp in Poland. Ryan lived in the back of his van for five months, entering the forest to paint in all weather. Paintings have been created through the seasons in the rarely visited woods that now conceal some of mans darkest moments. ‘As often with much of my work,’ suggests Ryan ‘I look at them as human landscapes even if people are not visible in the pictures as figures.’ These forest paintings are an extremely sensitive representation of their subject matter.

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