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Perceptual Language: Ryan Gander

Perceptual Language: Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander

Composed around visual charades and unusually assembled objects, works by British artist Ryan Gander are catalysts for challenging established notions and viewer perceptions. Strung together by associative thought processes that juxtapose the commonly overlooked with the esoteric, Gander’s work solicits viewer participation, questioning language and knowledge, and reinventing modes of creating and presenting an artwork, with a tinge of humour.

Gander embarked on his STPI residency in 2015 with an inquisitive and experimental mindset, exploring the countless possibilities and processes of printmaking. He referenced renowned artists and printmakers from Hokusai to Matisse, “imagineering” – imagining and engineering – new narratives and challenging the values of craft and concept. Intervening in the technologies of printmaking from the use of inaccurate colour registration to scavenged relief tools and found residual inks, Gander’s works cleverly cross and consider time, material, labour and practice.

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Ryan Gander, I feel like she's throwing all these signs at me, 2014, Framed: 81 x 106.5 x 4.5 cm

The language that's used here across the project… is all about parallel history and time, and the continuity and process of print. I've not investigated the medium of print that much in my work before. It's almost a strategy I employ here, with the intention of having no stylistic signature, and waking up everyday to try something totally new.

Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander

Having existed before it was made

2014

Framed: 81 x 106.5 x 4.5 cm

Screenprint and drypoint on paper, coloured frame

GBP 8,500

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Ryan Gander

As serious as a heart attack

2014

Framed: 81 x 106.5 x 4.5 cm

Screenprint and drypoint on paper, coloured frame

GBP 8,500

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Image courtesy of STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore

Ryan Gander

I feel like she's throwing all these signs at me

2014

Framed: 81 x 106.5 x 4.5 cm

Screenprint and drypoint on paper, coloured frame

GBP 8,500

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Ryan Gander

The peg they hung it on

2014

Framed: 81 x 106.5 x 4.5 cm

Screenprint and drypoint on paper, coloured frame

GBP 8,500

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Image courtesy of STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore

Ryan Gander

I'd like this to work out for me

2014

Framed: 81 x 106.5 x 4.5 cm

Screenprint and drypoint on paper, coloured frame

GBP 8,500

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Ryan Gander

Seriously Retinal / Serious Poke (monstera delicosa)

2014

Unframed: 132.5 x 166.5 cm, Framed: 147.5 x 182.5 x 7 cm

Relief print from French curve rulers on STPI handmade cotton paper

GBP 30,000

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Image courtesy of STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore

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Seriously Retinal / Serious Poke (chanaedorea elegans)

Ryan Gander

2014

132.5 x 166.5 cm

Relief print from French curve rulers on STPI handmade cotton paper

GBP 30,000

Ryan Gander

Seriously Retinal / Serious Poke (morton arboretum)

2014

Unframed: 132.5 x 166.5 cm, Framed: 147.5 x 182.5 x 7 cm

Relief print from French curve rulers on STPI handmade cotton paper

GBP 30,000

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -
9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Ryan Gander

Portrait of a blind artist obscured by flowers

2014

76 x 57 cm

Offset lithography on paper

GBP 1,000

Ryan Gander

Portrait of a blind artist obscured by flowers

2014

76 x 57 cm

Offset lithography on paper

GBP 2,000

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Composed around visual puzzles and unusually assembled objects, the works of Ryan Gander (b. 1976, United Kingdom) are catalysts for thinking, challenging accustomed conditions and viewer perceptions. Gander has established an international reputation for his art of varied forms – sculpture, film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more. His recent projects include: "Ryan Gander: The 500 Million Year Collaboration, Kunsthalle Bern. Switzerland (2019); "These wings aren't for flying", National Museum of Art Osaka, Japan (2017); "Human / non Human / Broken / non Broken", CC Foundation, Shanghai, China (2016); "Make every show like it's your last", Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec, Canada (2016); "Good Heart Art Park", Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); "Incredibly shiny stuff that doesn’t mean anything", Okayama Kyokuto Hospital, Okayama, Japan (2013); "Esperluette", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012); "Locked Room Scenario", commissioned by Artangel, London, UK (2011); "ILLUMInations", 54th Venice Biennale (2011); "Intervals: Ryan Gander", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2010-2011); and "The Happy Prince", Public Art Fund, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, USA (2010-2011). Gander lives and works in London and Suffolk.

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