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Ryan Standfest
updated: 03/12/2010
website: www.standfestworks.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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King Smiley Boy: Portable KSB
Ingesta (studies for a cinema project): Extrusion
Ingesta (studies for a cinema project): Limp Bobbler
Invalid Collective Elements Index No. 1: Equilibrists
Invalid Collective Elements Index No. 2: Heads and Stumps
Strange Love, or The Erections: He Who Pistols
Endagain Nohow #7: Kovacsgun
Endagain Nohow #11: Envelope Clump
Ham-Fisted Family: Son
Ham-Fisted: Horny Old Man
Art Envy Oil No. 1: Art (air)
Art Envy Oil No. 2: Envy (novelty)
Art Envy Oil No. 3: Oil (and cactus felts)
Rage Valve No. 1: Slow Egg Pulverizer
Rage Valve No.3: Rage-Ball Dispenser
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, violence, humor, cartoon, gender/sexuality
 
 
King Smiley Boy: Portable KSB by Ryan Standfest
King Smiley Boy: Portable KSB
Watercolor and Ink
2007
15" x  12" 
Ingesta (studies for a cinema project): Extrusion by Ryan Standfest
Ingesta (studies for a cinema project): Extrusion
Watercolor and Ink
2007
10" x  8" 
Ingesta (studies for a cinema project): Limp Bobbler by Ryan Standfest
Ingesta (studies for a cinema project): Limp Bobbler
Watercolor and Ink
2007
10" x  8" 
Invalid Collective Elements Index No. 1: Equilibrists by Ryan Standfest
Invalid Collective Elements Index No. 1: Equilibrists
Digital Inkjet Print
2006
12" x  18" 
Invalid Collective Elements Index No. 2: Heads and Stumps by Ryan Standfest
Invalid Collective Elements Index No. 2: Heads and Stumps
Digital Inkjet Print
2006
12" x  18" 
Strange Love, or The Erections: He Who Pistols by Ryan Standfest
Strange Love, or The Erections: He Who Pistols
Monoprint, with Monotype, Xerox Transfer and Graphite Drawing
2006
29.5" x  24" 
Endagain Nohow #7: Kovacsgun by Ryan Standfest
Endagain Nohow #7: Kovacsgun
Ink with Rubber Stamp
2006
11" x  8.5" 
Endagain Nohow #11: Envelope Clump by Ryan Standfest
Endagain Nohow #11: Envelope Clump
Ink with Rubber Stamp
2006
11" x  8.5" 
Ham-Fisted Family: Son by Ryan Standfest
Ham-Fisted Family: Son
Monotype
205
30" x  22" 
Ham-Fisted: Horny Old Man by Ryan Standfest
Ham-Fisted: Horny Old Man
Monotype
2005
20" x  16" 
Art Envy Oil No. 1: Art (air) by Ryan Standfest
Art Envy Oil No. 1: Art (air)
Ink
2006
8.75" x  14" 
Art Envy Oil No. 2: Envy (novelty) by Ryan Standfest
Art Envy Oil No. 2: Envy (novelty)
Ink
2006
8.75" x  14" 
Art Envy Oil No. 3: Oil (and cactus felts) by Ryan Standfest
Art Envy Oil No. 3: Oil (and cactus felts)
Ink
2006
8.75" x  14" 
Rage Valve No. 1: Slow Egg Pulverizer by Ryan Standfest
Rage Valve No. 1: Slow Egg Pulverizer
Graphite on File Folder
2007
4.25" x  6.25" 
Rage Valve No.3: Rage-Ball Dispenser by Ryan Standfest
Rage Valve No.3: Rage-Ball Dispenser
Graphite on File Folder
2007
4.25" x  6.25" 

Artist Statement
STATEMENT

Somewhere there is a little man, still resembling a boy, who tries in spasmodic fits and starts, to insert himself into the world. With every failure, every setback, his attempts become more aggressive, more violent. In so doing, the reverberations of these assertions amplify his being and cause him to grow larger, heavier, meaner, more absurd. He increases in every way, from the volume of his voice to the volume of his body, and also in the volume of his hubris. The little man that once had the countenance and daily lightness of a boy, now stumbles forward as a hulking mound of clumsy flesh that all manner of mistakes cling to, like loose objects in a deep pocket glomming onto a malformed wad of chewing gum haphazardly jammed into that same pocket. And yet he continues, his movements progressively comic with each regressively heavy stride. Those who watch from a distance, are laughing.

February, 2007

Artist Bio / CV

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1974, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Child of the suburbs and student of catastrophes.

Formative experience: purchasing gag items such as fake vomit from the Johnson Smith & Company novelty catalog, circa 1984-1986.