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Vibrant Matter

works by Ryan Rasmussen

February 2 - March 31 | Opening Reception / Meet the Artist: Friday, February 2 / 5-8pm


Artist Statement

My creative work centers on dissolving the boundaries between the virtual and physical, inviting viewers to contemplate their interplay. My work meditates on the built environment, with a focus on the visual language of cultural artifacts and emerging technologies.

I employ various mediums such as sculpture, installation, kinetic and electronic works, collaboration, design, and digital fabrication. Drawing inspiration from literary science fiction, I use extrapolation and mimicry to investigate how cultural artifacts, in tandem with technology, embody and project desire within a global vernacular. These forms constitute a cultural composite, shaped by an abstract representation of value, making them adaptable to social change and capable of both sparking and reflecting cultural shifts.

As an artist, my role is to interpret these influential forces, which not only coexist with our world but actively shape it.

Artist Bio

Ryan Rasmussen

Ryan Rasmussen is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans practices in sculpture, installation, kinetic and electronic works, haptic installations, sonic environments, collaboration, design, two-dimensional media, video and things that have mass or do not. Ryan has exhibited work nationally and internationally in such venues as Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar; CICA Museum of South Korea; Kyoto Cultural House, Kyoto, Japan; Art Space in the Bay area of CA; the Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago, IL; the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery in Midland-Odessa, TX; and Clough Hansen in Memphis, TN. In 2022, Ryan’s work was featured in the Wrong Biennial. Ryan received his MFA from the University of Iowa and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Intermedia at Elon University. Ryan previously served as Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. 

Vibrant Matter Reception
After All

After All / 2023 / 72 x 48 inches / C-Print on Acrylic / $3,000

Songs of Change

Songs of Change / 2023 / 24 x 36 inches / Mixed Media On Canvas / SOLD

Every Image Ever Dreamt

Every Image Ever Dreamt / 2023 / 24 x 36 inches / Acrylic on Canvas / $2,750

3D Tour

Grant support provided by:

NHCF New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
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3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - Rutman Family Fund.

Generously supported by:

Flower Kiosk
Mezzanine Catering
Water Street Inn

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