Towering Portraits by Ryan Hewett Mix Blocks of Bright Colors with Gestural Impasto

July 10, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

South African painter Ryan Hewett creates striking portraits through a Cubist lens, breaking the subject’s face and body into a amalgamation of brightly colored shapes and thickly painted marks. His impasto technique contrasts with his smoothly painted lines and surfaces, bringing a chaotic element  to the crisp edges of his figural works.

Hewett’s solo exhibition, The Garden, runs through July 22, 2018 at Unit London. You can see more of his recent paintings for this exhibition and more on his Instagram. (via INAG)

 

 

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