Art + Culture

Ryan Sartin: Escape

Raised in the Midwest, Ryan Sartin is a conceptual abstract painter with emphasis on materials such as fabric, plastics, gold leaf, mud, and ash. A former touring drummer, Sartin finds inspiration in places visited and the various cultural values and meanings placed on objects and spaces. For years he was involved in the DIY art and music scene of Brooklyn, staging several multidisciplinary art spectacles. Combining familiar materials of the home such as upholstery, wallpaper, and bedding, his work merges interests of the everyday with themes of the phenomenon found within ceremonies, decoration, and mysticism. His process at times involves patterning, cutting, repairing, masking, and making a mess. Sartin received his BFA from Hunter College and has exhibited paintings and installations in various galleries and spaces around New York City, New Orleans, Missouri, and California. Sartin lives and works in New Orleans, LA.

This is the inaugural show of the RR PRJCT SPACE, a project of Rhythm Ryde.