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"Outside In,” aims to analyse the self using the external environment and its impact on the self. To Shava, this body of work represents the salvation of his sanity; a visual manifestation of his struggle to grapple with the loss of friends, lovers and the subsequent and seemingly ever-present loneliness that accompanied.

This particular body of work invokes a sense of familiarity in subject matter as it parallels Shava’s conscious and subconscious day-to-day life. The stark contrast between the dark nature of storytelling and bright colour palette reflect the psychological strife Shava experiences through these profound moments in time. Within the layers of his work, Ryan is able to capture the essence of a sort of frighteningly beautiful dream-reality.

This collection of work exposes the erratic and destructive nature of Ryan’s state of mind whilst navigating states of chaos and calm: a consistent juxtaposition between mania and sanity. “Outside In,” is the universe wherein the lines of Shava’s reality and fantasy blend and blur into the perfect synthesis of holding on and then letting go.

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Exhibited artwork

Black African Express

120 x 90 cm

2200,00 €

Cheers

100 x 100 cm

2010,00 €

Cold Beer

100 x 100 cm

2010,00 €

Of Ghosts and Dreams

100 x 100 cm

2010,00 €

Water Fountain Baptists

120 x 90 cm

2200,00 €

A Caricature

120 x 90 cm

2200,00 €

Midnight Blue

260 x 140 cm

9100,00 €

Screed Mix

120 x 90 cm

2300,00 €

The Observant Owl

120 x 90 cm

2300,00 €

Heavens' Army

90 x 120 cm

2100,00 €

After Party

140 x 260 cm

9100,00 €

Lucifer in Therapy

70 x 90 cm

2100,00 €