FRANK RYAN STUDIOS

CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

  • Unmade (02-04-09) 
oil on panel 
16 x 12 inches
2009

    Unmade (02-04-09)
    oil on panel
    16 x 12 inches
    2009

  • Unmade (02-05-09)
oil on panel 
16 x 12 inches
2009

    Unmade (02-05-09)
    oil on panel
    16 x 12 inches
    2009

  • Unmade (02-06-09) 
oil on panel 
16 x 12 inches
2009

    Unmade (02-06-09)
    oil on panel
    16 x 12 inches
    2009

  • Unmade (Sleeping Dog)
oil on panel 
16 x 12 inches
2009

    Unmade (Sleeping Dog)
    oil on panel
    16 x 12 inches
    2009

  • Unmade 
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
2009

    Unmade
    oil on canvas
    48 x 36 inches
    2009

  • Unmade (Lantern) 
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
2009

    Unmade (Lantern)
    oil on canvas
    48 x 36 inches
    2009

Circadian Rhythm exposes the intimate surroundings of the artist’s bedroom to reveal a daily ritual. The unmade bed shown as both the main subject and setting.

Working from direct observation, Ryan’s interpretations of his bed become a form of figure drawing. The viewer is left with the implications of the human presence evident from the rumpled sheets, opened drawers and scattered belongings. This absence is meant to evoke the psychological uneasiness of being both the voyeur and its object.