Art Auction 2018 | Ryan Callis


Ryan Callis

In the New Year
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 2017
32 x 26 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Edward Cella Art + Architecture
Value: $4,350
Buy it Now: $2,200

Ryan Callis’s work straddles the line between the abstract and the figurative. Based in Seal Beach, he draws much of his inspiration from his experiences as a surfer; the shapes of waves pervade his geometric paintings. “Sometimes when I am out in the ocean, I look back at the beach, where the physical end of Western Civilization is and all of its promises,” he has written. “I like to think that, at least for a moment, I am somewhere beyond that space.” From the series Ocean Memories, In the New Year was composed using a unique and mysterious system by which the artist translates secret phrases into visual form.

Selected collections

Orange County Museum of Art

Selected exhibitions

Ocean Memories, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, 2017
The OsCene, Laguna Art Museum, 2010
Are You Ready to Testify, Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, 2009

>> Click here to visit the artist’s website.

Works can be viewed and purchased in person at the museum during open hours through Friday, February 16 (the museum is closed Wednesday, February 14).

For questions and more information, please email Sarah Strozza or call 949.494.8971 x219.