Artist of the Day…Mark Ryden

Today’s artist is illustrator and painter Mark Ryden. I’ve mentioned Mark Ryden before, so I thought I’d delve deeper into some of his artwork.  He was at the forefront of the revitalized Surrealist movement in the early 1990’s and has been commission to create work for a variety of musicians including Ringo Starr, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Michael Jackson. He hs also designed book covers for two Stephen King books – “Desperation” and “The Regulators”.

Of course, I discovered Ryden throught learning about the album artwork for Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”, but I fell even more in love with Ryden’s work after researching him more. I love the painting style, but I enjoy the dark elements as well. It’s fun to see such beautiful artwork portray sinister themes.


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on December 8, 2009, in Artists on My Radar and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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