Chapter NY, New-York
For ART-O-RAMA Chapter NY is pleased to present paintings from two discreet series by Ryan Mrozowski. His diptychs of flowers relate to stereoscopic vision and play with our processes of perception, while his floating leaves painting destabilizes visual order and meaning. Together they question the normalcy of our everyday reality.
Mrozowski’s practice engages seriality and repetition to reveal unexpected nuance in forms derived from the natural world. He works in a variety of media and constructs his works by means of duplicating, repeating, and inverting the commonplace imagery, such as polka dots, oranges, birds, flowers, and stripe patterns, in endless variations. He delves deeply into each subject, uncovering subtleties across multiple iterations. His banal subjects—often sourced from encyclopedic volumes—assume new meaning within his constructed environments. He manipulates these easily recognizable, often vaguely pleasant images with painterly interventions that depart from conventional representational methods. Their visual lushness urges a slowed down viewing process, coaxing viewers to delve deeper into the artist’s imaginative tableaus.
Ryan Mrozowski was born in Pennsylvania and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. In 2005 he received his MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. He has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin; Simon Lee Gallery, London; Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles; Arcade, London; On Stellar Rays, New York; Art in General, Vilnius, Lithuania; Pierogi, Brooklyn; and Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at: Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Salon 94, New York; Marianne Boesky, New York; Chapter NY, New York; Practice Gallery, Philadelphia; Ziehersmith, New York; Rhodes College Clough-Hansen Gallery, Memphis; Kansas University Art & Design Gallery, Lawrence; The Kitchen, New York; and more.
Ryan Mrozowski is represented by Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin