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Ronnie Rysz received a BFA from Lyme Academy College of Fine Art and studied Fine Art and Illustration at the School of Visual Arts. Ronnie’s artwork is featured in several public and private collections, and I participate in solo and group exhibitions nationwide.
Ronnie explains the work by saying, “My mixed media collages, drawings and prints incorporate multiple layers of methodically constructed forms, dense textures, explosive patterns and fluid lines. I reference music, movies, news and advertising to make sardonic representations of American pop culture. Repurposing and using inexpensive, readily available materials is important to my practice. Many of these items have their own history and individual meaning and add another layer of narrative to my work. Some of the materials that I collect and utilize include acrylic paint, enamel, ephemera, ink, foil, glitter, buttons, marker, paper, rhinestones, spray paint, tape, office supplies, wallpaper and plastic jewelry. I gravitate toward the definitive rendering of graphic novels, the confrontational composition of Expressionism, the stylization of ancient icons, the fractured space of Cubism, the patterns of Eastern European folk art and the confident mark making of Modernism, synthesizing these elements to achieve a distinct style.”.