Ryan Mosely creates figurative paintings that some people have referred to as surrealist cubism. I find this a tad bit lazy, I think Mosely’s paintings work on a far more interesting level than pigeon-holing can provide. The paintings manage to dance around with tradition and modern ways of working and produce a very fresh and inventive voice. Mosely’s work comes across as modern fables melancholically warning us of something we have lost or are about to lose. They are a carnival of skewed snippets from a different time with disembodied heads cavorting and chortling about their daily life. The paintings are produced in an intuitive way (on many different types of supports) towing the line between conceptual painting and painting that simply works.
Posted by Damien Flood