Los Angeles-based artist Ryan McCann uses his encounters with mass-produced imagery to enter a state of regression. Often employing satirical text laid across the image, McCann challenges the complacent response to a heavily circulated image by violating its physical continuity. What’s more, the act of burning wood becomes a constructive gesture. In adding layers of color to his images, McCann makes the experience of viewing the work similar to that of reading a graphic novel.
Ryan McCan has a background in sports as a former Quarterback for the UCLA Bruins and Cincinnati Bengals. Ryan currently lives and works in Los Angeles.