Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. Ryden's vocabulary ranges from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic cliché and disturbing archetype. Complex in its arcane and idiosyncratic subject matter, Ryden's work can leave no viewer unmoved. Pinxit, whose title refers to the Latin term meaning 'painted by,' is organized by the themes of Ryden's major exhibitions and includes collected essays by Yoshitomo Nara, Carlo McCormick, and others, and a new essay by culture critic Kristine McKenna.
Diamond code: MAR131429
• ISBN: 9783836541602