Ryan McGinness is an American artist, living and working in New York City. Known for his original extensive vocabulary of graphic drawings which use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary iconography, McGinness creates paintings, sculptures, and environments. McGinness’ new Women series is showcased in this artist-designed catalogue from the exhibition Women: New (Re)Presentations at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA. Based on figure drawings from life models, McGinness’ Women series captures the essence of beauty in its simplicity of form. The book features an essay by Robert Pincus, interview by Brett Littman, and discussion with Hugh Davies.
“Two parallel desires drive these new Women drawings: My desire to simplify and iconify the underlying visually logical geometries inherent in my figure drawings in order to better understand my subject matter; and my desire to embrace and capture the purely aesthetic experience of graceful curves and sensual forms inherent in my models.”