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Ryan McGinness - The Creators Project

Ryan McGinness - The Creators Project

Paintings within paintings hung within a studio within a studio when I visited Ryan McGinness's workspace before his new show, #metadata, shipped to its resting place at Los Angeles' Kohn Gallery. Opening there on March 19, the series embraces a superflat geometry reminiscent of old Japanese paintings, the logical conclusion of his 1999 book flatnessisgod—a favorite of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

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Ryan McGinness - The Creators Project

Ryan McGinness - The Creators Project

Ryan McGinness is one of the most prolific artists of his generation. For the past two decades, he has created paintings, sculptures, and site-specific environments at an unstoppable pace. His work has been included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as a number of other high-brow institutions. Despite his success, Ryan has always retained a DIY attitude, a result of growing up as part of the skateboard culture in his native Virginia Beach. He’s also remained super approachable and fun to talk to, so The Creators Project chatted him up.

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