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Ryan Agnew


Artist's Statement

At the outset of my artistic practice, a concentration is placed on the artistís body as a material, as a site of constant negotiation between inside and outside. I look to bodily excretions such as oil, snot, blood, semen, and feces as markers of a psychological state of being in the world. The work is a by-product of this state of being. Artifacts from the realm of everyday American consumer goods are appropriated into the work as metaphorical protagonists, showcasing both their formal properties and cultural significance. These artifacts are encoded by what their makers and generations of users have projected onto them. By associating a new thought for that object or material, I invite the viewer to a heightened sense of their bodyís fluid interaction with itís surroundings.

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see also:  ASH Image Web & Print Design Studio