Friday, June 27, 2008

Ryan McGinley



























Something brought my attention again to the photos of Ryan McGinley. Although I had seen them many times before they really struck me this time. I spent a good part of last night reading everything I could find on him. Now I don't even know where to begin! I might just have to pass the links along. I think these photos are so mesmerizingly beautiful. In one of the reviews I read someone mentioned that the photos completely lack irony, boredom and angst - very much in opposition to most contemporary art. Maybe that is what makes his work seem so refreshing and special...

...Ryan McGinley personal site...
...At Team Gallery and some press articles you can download and read...
...At tinyvices...
...At Saatchi Gallery...
...Some commerical work at AFG (which for some reason surprised me to find...) including some videos...
...A feature in the New York Times...
...an article and more images on artnet...
...A book of photographs from 2002...
...a very kind of cheesy video on Fashion TV but really interesting to see the young, unpolished artist a bit wild-eyed with success...
...a recorded interview at badatsports.com which I haven't listened to yet...
...A short article written after his Whitney solo in 2003...
...An ArtCal Zine feature...
...Brief article at the guardian.co.uk...
...Here and here at Shane Lavalette journal...

Alright. That has got to be it!! Maybe you should come back to this post on a rainy Sunday...

Happy weekend!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you read this part?

Employing his graphic design skills and technological proficiency, he produced a desktop book with 50 of his photographs. He sold 50 books at the show for $20 each and sent another 50 to artists he admired — including Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jack Pierson and Wolfgang Tillmans — and to magazine editors.

The enterprising idea struck him as logical. “No one knows who I am, so I’ll send out my books,” he said.

--genevieve

Bree said...

I copied that exact paragraph and emailed it to myself when I was researching this post! Very smart idea....yes. Very smart indeed.

xob.