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Thursday, February 27, 2014
If you grew up in the 80's and 90's you will remember the 90's. A rehash of 60's distrust and youthful culture mixed with a healthy dose of Seattle-ness and corporate "college rock" made us a nation of "whatever" heads. Slacking is a look back for me. Kids these days take their ability to slack for granted. 90's kids refined and defined it….. Greatness was no longer the goal of young people, ambition, excellence,,,,,whatever. Remember Reality Bites? Remember MTV when it was rad. Remember sitting for hours doing nothing at the mall? I do.
Oh and Slacking is my inside joke, since "slackin'" would be the slackier way to spell it…..
Posted by Ryan Callis at 9:23 AM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This painting is my third in a series of self portraits based on characters out of P.D. Eastman books. The characters I chose shared characteristics that I right away vibed with. This fella was named angry Mr. Parker. I have sort of an anger problem, my grandpa was an angry man named Parker, and I love that he is angrily, and violently ringing the church bell. My work is totally about ringing the church bell, but sometimes I have a crappy attitude about opening my self to God...
Posted by Ryan Callis at 7:43 AM
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
“13th Floor Elevator”, 24″ x 36″, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2014
I was listening to them a bunch while making this, and then BAM, I realize there are 13 green triangles, so from there I counted down, 12 stripes, 11 stripes, 10 stripes, etc. etc. down to two orange corners, one gold dot in the middle, FINI. Count down from 13. It's my own nerdly satisfaction...
Posted by Ryan Callis at 11:23 AM