Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Animals, Colors, and Other Strange Things
Jay Ryan is an artist operating out of a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. His screen printing business called the Bird Machine (http://www.thebirdmachine.com/) has been in operation since 1999. He started out making posters for his band and his friends' bands. He now makes posters for various bands, clubs, festivals, and shows all over the world.
What draws me to Jay Ryan's art is his character style and narrative. Each piece seems to have its own background story behind it. His bold colored, darkly outlined animals and humans give off an energy all their own. His colors are bold and bright, adding to the fun lyrical style he gives each work. His ominous characters are placed in playful situations, some dangerous, some weird and confusing. He is a great artist and I hope you enjoy him as much as I do.
All images were taken from: http://www.thebirdmachine.com/gallery.php
Posted by Mike Moen at 5:27 PM