Robert Ryan 'The Passage of Time' reviewed in The Sunday Business Post


Artist Robert Ryan features a motif of nondescript four-legged creatures in otherworldly landscapes in his first solo show at the Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin. In The Passage of Time, the Limerick-born artist explores themes of solitude, evolution and spirituality through soft colours and gentle brush strokes, expressing a clear love of nature in his ethereal, small-scale paintings.The works feature the artist's signature mix of familiar natural elements with futuristic overtones, which the artist says are inspired by 19th century Romantic painting and "the sublime beauty of nothingness created by Mark Rothko". The arresting mix of philosophical themes with classical composition appear to question the place of humans in the natural world.