Oryan was born to Welsh parents in an area of Southern California nestled between the glittering beaches and the rugged coastal mountains. Inspiration surrounded Oryan in the form of color, light and the harmony of nature; artistic support came from his grandfather, John, a respected pattern maker. His paternal grandfather quickly recognized Oryan’s innate creativity and opened his workshop to Oryan’s imagination with an endless supply of support, practical guidance and access to design tools and materials. It was these hours spent with his grandfather that Oryan began his life-long path of self discovery to becoming the established self taught artist he is today.....
Oryan was born to Welsh parents in an area of Southern California nestled between the glittering beaches and the rugged coastal mountains. Inspiration surrounded Oryan in the form of color, light and nature’s harmony. Artistic support came from his grandfather, John, a respected pattern maker. His paternal grandfather quickly recognized Oryan’s innate creativity and opened his workshop to Oryan’s imagination with an endless supply of support, practical guidance and access to materials. It was these hours spent with his grandfather that Oryan began his life-long path of self-discovery to become the established, self-taught artist he is today.
In 2006, Oryan introduced to the public a painting style he calls “Liquid Fusion”. This technique requires a lengthy process of separating the various pigments of the paint from the base medium. Once this division of the elements is carefully manipulated, Oryan further orchestrates the ingredients of the paints into an organic dance of cohesion and dissolution; much like magnets alternately attract and repel each other. This battle of color and substance can be coaxed multi-directionally and through various layers. Because of the volatility of the components, Oryan cannot stop once a particular layer of the painting is started, making each stage of creation an uninterrupted experience of artistic focus.
This “Liquid Fusion” technique grew into a multi-level experience in 2010 as Oryan combined his paintings with live runway models, giving his artwork life and movement. These extraordinary events rapidly gained popularity and brought Oryan’s unique works to high profile events such as a one-man show for “Fashion Week” in NYC, charity shows for Susan G. Koman and Rodney Strong Vineyards.
Today, Oryan’s stylistic invention has evolved into even deeper layers of skill and beauty. Using primarily the natural world as inspiration, Oryan’s artwork is often said to convey an indescribable quality of “vitality”, “enchantment” or “magic”. His artwork has come to truly stand out against a crowded stage of artistic talent as the journey he began in 2006 has successfully developed into a revolutionary use of paints and pigments. It is extremely rare that an artist invents an entirely new way to convey their inner vision onto canvas. But Oryan has managed to forge an exceptional technique that others are now trying to emulate and decipher. This is just one of the reasons that Avant Arts, Inc. has decided to embrace Oryan’s talent and represent his career. It is not only what he has accomplished so far that Avant Arts, Inc. is supporting, but the supreme belief that Oryan will continue evolve as an artist who manages to balance attraction with artistic exploration.
At this time, his magnificent collection of paintings is comprised of only original works and is limited to a small number of select galleries, though demand is on the verge of expanding his range. Collect his work with supreme confidence that you are adding a one of a kind original to your art collection; a painting that was composed entirely and painstakingly by the artist through a long process of planning and spontaneous creativity.
Like Norman Rockwell, Seuss personally created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated. Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss the artist was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and elaborate color call-outs to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience. By the time Seuss’s book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in drawings. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement and color became a hallmark component of his work, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.
Artist Leo Rijn, the inaugural sculptor for the Dr. Seuss Tribute Collection I, was selected to launch this project due to his prized work with some of today’s top talent in the world of film, entertainment and the visual arts (including Tim Burton, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg). Rijn has been identified as one of today’s brightest sculpting talents because of his ability to breathe life into the written word and successfully transform two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional works of art. Universal Studios commissioned Leo to develop and oversee the creation of numerous maquette scale models for the Monumental Dr. Seuss Sculptures at Seuss Landing in Orlando, Florida. Leo was instrumental in the art direction for many of the sculpted characters and buildings now on display at this permanent Seuss attraction. His strikingly accurate Seuss works embody a masterful and intuitive Seussian sensibility, establishing him as a leading talent in interpretive sculpting.
Seuss embarked on an ingenious project in the early 1930s as he evolved from two-dimensional artworks to three-dimensional sculptures. What was most unusual for these mixed-media sculptures was the use of real animal parts including beaks, antlers and horns from deceased Forest Park Zoo animals where Seuss’s father was superintendent. Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy was born in a cramped New York apartment and included a menagerie of inventive creatures with names like the “Two Horned Drouberhannis,” “Andulovian Grackler,” and “Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn.” Shortly after Seuss created this unique collection of artworks, Look Magazine dubbed Seuss “The World’s Most Eminent Authority on Unheard-Of Animals.” To this day, Seuss’s Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multi-dimensional creativity.
Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Yet, the Secret Art often shows a side of the artist that most readers, familiar with him through his classic children’s books, have never seen. This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, encompasses the entirety of Seuss’s multi-dimensional talent. The artistic golden thread highlighted throughout this collection is apparent in each wildly imaginative and surreal Secret Art image. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is an inimitable collection of artworks created at night for his own personal enjoyment. These works were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime and provide a deeper glimpse into the art and life of this celebrated American Icon.
No items found.