Ryan Faherty
I have found through my work a particular fascination with the human face and its forms, folds and implication. For me, the image of a face represents an intermediary between the internal world of thoughts and abstractions and the external world of objects, places and other people.
My work often consists of the stylized faces of imaginary people that are both creating and inhabiting environments made up of heavily reconstructed frames and surfaces that imply a sense of architecture. The environments I blend them with are abstract and unfamiliar. As I build, mark, mask and repeat this process I aim to create surfaces that are both organic and ambiguous at times and geometric and direct at others. I often combine these different surfaces into a larger, mixed-media assemblage that give my characters a more complex world to exist in.