Taking influence from modernist practices as well as architecture and the man-made environment, James Ryan creates three-dimensional painted spaces. Through the overlaying of abstracted plains, he aims to create an image that references architectural structures, and goes some way to describe the physical and emotional climate found within the man-made environment, often one of dynamics, flux and degeneration.

Extended possibilities through imposed limitations Josef Albers

The paintings are produced through the implementation of a set of self-imposed rules and objectives, a process he is continuously trying to manipulate and push. The boundaries offer a freedom to explore the limits and possibilities they create. The finished paintings rest in a state of frenetic uncertainty somewhere between order and chaos.