Ryan Hadley Artworks
Felix and His Little Bag of Bits
I am a mixed media artist who experiments with varied materials from clay to canvas & steel to bronze. I am always looking for a new approach to making my artwork. I enjoy entertaining people with my work but always with an edge of curiosity as to how the work was created.
My main influences come from Pop Art, Contemporary culture and the alternative attitudes and characters in society and media. I’m also inspired by the parody of Jeff Koon’s work.
I use stencil graffiti techniques and mixed media to create multi-layered images on canvas containing this style and attitude in the sanctuary of the gallery or home.
I have recently adopted the distinctive medium of rust. I have been working with steel instead of canvass to produce iconic images with the rust itself, empowering this decay to play a central role in the artwork itself.
In contrast to the corrosion of these pieces my bronze sculpture work explores the permanence of art, taking the contemporary image into a three dimensional constant form.