Death To by Ryan McCann

Death To by Ryan McCann

The Death To Series features the humorous death of some of the most famous artist dying at the hands of McCann.Los Angeles-based artist Ryan McCann uses his encounters with mass-produced imagery to enter a state of regression. Often employing satirical text laid across the image, McCann challenges the complacent response to a heavily circulated image by violating its physical continuity

os Angeles-based artist Ryan McCann uses his encounters with mass-produced imagery to enter a state of regression. Often employing satirical text laid across the image, McCann challenges the complacent response to a heavily circulated image by violating its physical continuity(or how it first appeared without noticeable change to its composition). What’s more, the act of burning wood becomes a constructive gesture. In adding layers of color to his images, McCann makes the experience of viewing the work similar to that of reading a graphic novel: colors convey emotional gradients and text becomes the accompaniment.

Ryan McCann has a background in sports as a former Quarterback for the UCLA Bruins and Cincinnati Bengals. When his career was cut short due to a shoulder injury he started lighting things on fire.

Ryan’s portrait of renowned UCLA Coach John Wooden titled “Coach” is part of the permanent collection in the UCLA Hall of Fame. He has also done commissioned work for Gibson Guitars, Patron Tequila, and the World Champion New Orleans Saints. Ryan currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

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