Ryan Metke is a contemporary Artist based in New York City. The bulk of his work is centered on the classical platforms, primarily painting and sculpture. His work often defies conventional conjecture, extending into the gamut of performance, and installation art.
The images within Ryan’s paintings are a topographical collage of human senses and symbols. The profound is pitted against the ordinary, and familiar signage and icons of household branding are given new interpretation. What the viewer may perceive as primal rants may be, in fact, intimate confessions pitted against a backdrop of sterile iconography.
Ryan received his formal training in painting and sculpture from the Savannah College of Art and design. After graduating in 2003, he moved to Manhattan where he lived and produced artwork for several years in Chinatown. Ryan currently works out of his studio, housed in an old bathhouse in Brooklyn. He continues to receive inspiration through his surroundings and thrives on everyday contact with humanity and environment. Ryan has completed numerous commissions, group, and personal showings, yet carries on with his search for a treasure chest full of booty.