“There is an internal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. Those who are lucky enough to find it ease like water over a stone, onto its fluid contours, and are home." -Josephine Hart
From one as musically versatile and technical masterful as Ryan Marquez it comes as no surprise that his visual self expressions are equally as revealing of his artistry. A sublime collection of prints from the mind and hand of a superb visual craftsman tapping into his subconscious as in a meditation.
A meditation on glyphlike forms, liquid landscapes, ancient symbolism and eternal cosmology. It's as if, at times, the stars and mountain merge, then twinkling lights and multicolor borealis envelope the scene in harmonious timbre. Perhaps, like many true masters, it's the internalization of the modes and moods on display in these paintings which shows us playfully and with fine execution how one should experience a 'feeling' from art, not just 'think' about it as a droll intellectual puzzle.
The dream is lived inside the work as a contemplation on things beyond the material realm, things eternal, far beyond the grasp of hands holding a mere brush. A fitting companion to the piano's grasp!
We wax poetic, but there is a richness and glow to the painterly world portrayed in this collection of work from the versatile and free mind of Mr. Ryan Marquez. And in this season of our lives it might be a rare occasion to hang in person with one of the realest and most hip keyboard cats around, but you can have him hanging around...on your wall or on your apparel.