Ryan Riss pen and ink drawings are psychedelic, mind blowing, and intense. We obviously love them, not to mention he’s hilarious writer and all around cool cat. We asked him for a little background information on himself and his work, and what we received was, well… read for yourself.
Tropical Future. Born 2 Die. Permanent Vacation. Seeing through to the other side.
Textures, zombies, ooze, cartoons, text, rap, naked bits, and the future are transformed onto paper using black ink. The intensity of black and white create a particular feeling- their super simplicity lacking of color adapts and takes figurative functions to a an abstract level. Liberal doses of textured cartoon comic psychedelic repetition are added. Simplicity of a graphic broken down into elements is related to things like mandalas and other spiritual energy hippie training tee-pee type stuff. Lots of little details, the details complete the drafted production. Like a road map… to Your Mom.
Ryan Riss wishes he was a part of some sort of psychedelic spiritual mantra energy naked bits hippie tee-pee shit. He’s not. He drinks lots of beer and wishes a lot.