Ryan Adams is a painter and muralist based in Portland, Maine. His background in traditional graffiti led him to creating large-scale mural work, hand lettered signage and a studio practice. His signature ‘gem’ style of work is a geometric breakdown of letterforms with shadows and highlights embedded within, to create depth and movement throughout the pieces. His pieces tend to be bold, colorful and clever; often including statements within. These statements can be literal or figurative, but often bringing attention to a social or cultural issue. His studio practice is rooted in the exploration of form and abstraction while remaining true to his background in letter studies. Currently, Ryan owns and operates a mural company and exhibits his work in galleries and museums.
This piece is part of Ryan's ETA34 collection. In Ryan's own words: "Small studies of my geometric 'gem' style of work. Each including a statement embedded within the piece."