My printed works of architectural spaces propose problems to solve, challenges
to overcome and realities to adapt to. These spaces depict endless
corridors, pitfalls, exits into unknown places, and dead ends.
The work begins with conceptual world-building within a 3d modeling program.
These spaces then become prints onto paper and walls. The translation
from the screen to a handmade image creates a visual tension between
old and new technology. Polygonal surfaces are textured by hand and manmade
mistakes mirror computer glitches.
The images rely on perspective, which allows viewers to enter the space and
points them to a direction - an objective. These spaces lead into a narrative
journey; the details of which are never fully disclosed. There is a sense of
time and sequence, but it’s a sequence with information missing (like filmstills
between scenes). The viewer is invited to navigate the space and find
Ryan Parker was born in Arizona, grew up in Florida, and now works in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied printmaking at Tyler School of Art
in Rome, Italy and Philadelphia, recieving his MFA in 2009. He is also a
graduate with an MA from Purdue University and a BFA from the University
of Central Florida. He has participated in various national shows for his print
and drawing work.
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