Complicated Relationship Between Man and the Environment In Portrait Series by Ryan Martin

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Ryan Martin was born in Southern California; he currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area where he attended the California College of the Arts.

Californian painter Ryan Martin has produced a series of powerful portraits illustrating the two major themes running through his work: the complicated relationship between man and the environment and the challenges that youth will have to face because of climate change.

Through painting, drawing and photography, Martin creates surreal, dream-like portraits of his subjects. His artworks interpret the years of young adults, as they deconstruct who they thought they were, and begin discovering who they might really be. the portraits depict these milestones and discoveries in celebratory colors and exuberant floral elements. Several portraits depict the subjects conflicted with their makeup, as the medium is scattered and abstracted within their environemts.

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