Art Madrid'23 – Ryaskartstyle
Estambul, (Turquía), 1996
RYASKARTSTYLE is an artist whose style of art was formed by the street. Concrete fences, roofs and factory walls were artist’s first canvases on which he printed his type of protest to aggressive industrialism. RYASKARTSTYLE’s paintings are deliberately simplistic – reduced to stenciled primitivism. The street became the basic school where the artist began to create poems of ideal spaces without a man, in which there is only room for “absence.”
The artist's first exhibitions were on fences, the sides of garbage cans, and the hulls of broken-down cars. Then RYASKARTSTYLE bolted his canvases to concrete highway structures, where he burned them with kerosene lamps. After this ritual of purification by fire, RYASKARTSTYLE turned his energy to the space of galleries and museums.
Despite this shift of interest from blasphemous industrialism to emaciated exhibition halls, his canvases retained the "absence", acquired during a period of active protest against ruthless machinization. This view of the artist has proved popular with a large number of collectors and art critics living in luxurious penthouse interiors, where for them RYASKARTSTYLE paintings became windows into a world of "absence.
RYASKARTSTYLE celebrates not life, rather its "absence." Bright colors and open geometry of forms are cunning maneuvers of the artist, hiding the deep tragedy of human in civilized society under the celebration of decorativism: we create perfect sets of views, perfect sets of objects, perfect sets of shadows falling from our perfectly set objects.