Continuing to capitalize on the demand for his commercial work, Ryan McGinley recently shot Brad Pitt for a feature in GQ magazine. Hitting three national parks (The Everglades, White Sands, and Carlsbad Caverns) on a epic cross county road trip shoot like the ones he is famous for, the New York-based photographer used his unique talents to catch candid images of the famous actor. Examples of McGinley’s signature use of light and motion, penchant for capturing raw images of humans interacting with nature, and compositional style […]
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On November 19th, Ryan McGinley will be opening another iteration of his YEARBOOK project at La Térmica in Malaga, Spain. Consisting of studio portraits of over two hundred nude models, the display of these photos are usually in installation form, this time impressively adhered to all of the cultural center’s walls in their showspace. For those interested, there will be an artist talk the November 18th at 7 pm. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
Following up on his recent Fall show in Los Angeles and Winter show in New York, Ryan McGinley will be opening a more comprehensive exhibition tomorrow (February 18th) in Italy. Hosted by the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (GAMeC) in Lombardy, The Four Seasons will be the first solo by the American artist at an Italian institution and the first one that the museum has devoted to a young photographer on the international scene. Comprising of over forty medium and large format works, the selected photographs are divided […]
After a look at the new work from Ryan McGinley for a showing at New York’s Team Gallery, it’s time to share what he has prepared at the gallery’s sister location in Venice, California. Collectively entitled Fall, the photographs to be displayed starting on November 15th are meant to be enjoyed in conjunction with the Winter body of work in NYC. The striking images are a continuation of the New York-based artist’s series of road trip pieces and feature the stark human form juxtaposed against Autumn’s palette. […]
Tomorrow night in New York, Ryan McGinley will be opening a new solo entitled Winter at Team Gallery’s Soho location. Continuing his series of road trip photo shoots with friends, these new images feature nude figures in upstate New York during the the dead of cold season requiring a mixture of audacity and sacrifice from the participants. The vulnerable forms juxtaposed again frozen and barren landscapes leads to a certain sadness, something that is different than the summer trips he has documented in the past. The exhibition […]
Starting on May 30th, the Kade Museum in Amersfoort, Netherlands will be hosting a retrospective of Ryan McGinley entitled simply Photographs 1999-2015. The exhibition will feature 80 works on loan from private collections in the Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Austria and Ireland and include works from every series and period of the New York-based photographer’s career. Frequently lauded as the one who was able to capture the essence of his time, what has now been known to be called the ‘hipster’ or ‘indie’ generation, McGinley’s fans in the […]
As we share another Rewind feature with you today, you’ll notice the collection of art related videos headlined by a trailer for documentary titled Tim’s Vermeer (via Colossal). The film follows the attempts of a computer graphics specialist, who has no background in art, to duplicate a painting by Vermeer by recreating the room and props the Dutch painter used. Then, the premise that Vermeer used mechanical means to assist in his paintings can be put to the test. Take a look at the intriguing video […]
As our readers in America get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, here are some works from Ryan McGinley (who recently showed in Hong Kong) to start things off. Taken from his firework series of photographs, the combination of the sparklers and the human forms is one of his most iconic images. So, have a happy Independence Day and stay safe out there. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
While in town Basel Week Hong Kong, we made sure to stop by the local branch of Galerie Perrotin to take in the work of Ryan McGinley. Vertical Color of Sound is a nice introduction of the New York-based artist to fans in Asia as it features a election of his different series of work. Included are large-scale photographs of his signature summer road trip with friends, his use of fireworks, and his look at night skies. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.