Ryan McLaughlin

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Tasty paintings, at least in jpeg form. The brush stroke recalls early George Condo by way of Karen Kilimnick. The idea of making thin objects thick is something New York painter Sally Ross has done very well. McLaughlin's wrinkle is to make everything thick but also blocky/geometric in a shallow, slightly surreal Cezanne-like space. As these are oil on linen on MDF and given collector nostalgia for the good old days of painting he will probably have a career.

(as seen on vvork)