About the Work
Concision in the midst of superfluity. Riley Payne tackles issues concerning the malleability and impact of language and images in his labor-intensive drawings. Gravitating towards an obsessive attention to detail associated with art movements like California Finish Fetish, Japanese airbrush artists, pre-digital advertising illustration, as well as comics and graphic novels, Payne exacts precision to lay a fine glare on the absurdity of everyday occurrences and the current political and geopolitical climate. Phrases are pulled from his studio wall, a constantly updated pinboard of scrawled text gathered from speech, signage, music, and books. Background images are located from mass produced sources like stock photography and botanical journals. In our two new hand-finished series by Payne, text and made marks dance across a glimmering ocean and frame two doves, exploring the intimate nuance of symbolic noise.
Riley Payne has held solo exhibitions at Reading Room (Melbourne), New Release (New York), Sydney Contemporary with Tolarno Galleries (Melbourne), and Chapter House Lane (Melbourne). Select group exhibitions include presentations at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Victoria, Australia), Fortnight Institute (New York City), National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), Ed.Varie (Paris, New York), and Tristian Koenig (Melbourne). Payne is represented by Reading Room. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Authentication & Resale
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