Ryan Duffin: contemporary still lives

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Still life, this theme so abused in History of Art which produces an immediate lethargy and reminds us the paintings placed in the waiting hall of the dentist. In contemporary age, and with photography as a supporting medium, still life themes can be found constantly in LIDL’s fresh meats leaflets, in the blue-hued photos of the combined dishes at Bar Manolo or out of the hand of rising artists like Ryan Duffin, who gives us still lives made out of everyday objects under impossible patterns, images that repel and fascinate us at the same time. Duffin makes something beautiful out of banal and ugly things. The new ugly strikes back with full power, not just in illustrations, fashion or videos, but also in the fantastic world of still lives!

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