The Inborn Absolute: The Artwork of Robert Ryan (Paperback)

The Inborn Absolute: The Artwork of Robert Ryan By Robert Ryan (Artist), Andrew Berardini (Introduction by) Cover Image

The Inborn Absolute: The Artwork of Robert Ryan (Paperback)

By Robert Ryan (Artist), Andrew Berardini (Introduction by)


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This monograph delves into the career of celebrated artist Robert Ryan.
From his early roots as a musician and painter, he discovered tattooing
and quickly became one of the preeminent artists in that realm. His work
reveals a deep mastery of the American tattooing tradition while
creating a mystical and fantastic world full of unique takes on Eastern
religious iconography. The book covers two decades of stunning paintings
& tattoos, interviews with art and music luminaries about his work
and subject matter, detailing Ryan's personal journey and progression as
an artist.
Robert Ryan lives in Asbury Park, NJ where he has been painting and tattooing for 20 years, taught in the classic traditional American style of bold line, heavy shading and solid field of color. His knowledge of Eastern Spirituality, Western Mysticism, and Amazonian Shamanism are all distilled through the filter of this powerful folk tattoo aesthetic. Robert's work has been featured in many galleries, schools, and publications world wide. As a musician he has released albums with the bands Lord Sterling, Out Like Lambs, and Harmonize Most High as well as his solo effort American Cloud Songs. Continuing to take many pilgrimages to India, Nepal and Peru, learning from Curanderos, Sadhus, Tantrics, and Monks, his work has tapped into a hidden knowledge which can only be passed down through the oral traditions and ancient practices.

Product Details ISBN: 9781943888283
ISBN-10: 1943888280
Publisher: Featherproof Books
Publication Date: March 15th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English