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Paper Magic: Review of the Rob Ryan exhibition at Air Gallery

Beautiful, whimsical and profound – new works from papercut artist Rob Ryan capture the imagination. The Stars Shine All Day Too is on at London’s Air Gallery until 20th November 2010.

Written by Jessica Furseth

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There is something heartbreaking about Rob Ryan’s art. His work shows us a world full of beauty, where people love and long for each other so all-consumingly that everything else pales in comparison. The surrounding scenery, intricately carved out in the tiniest details, cushions the people in Ryan’s world, creating a protective bubble where they can speak the most beautiful words in order to tell each other how they feel. While the characters in Ryan’s images seem to be in this intense state all the time, in the real world these special moments come and go. But most of us will at some point have experienced them, and so you’ll find yourself standing in front of one of Ryan’s large-scale cut-outs, craning your neck as you follow the winding text incorporated in the image, and think, ‘Yes, exactly. That’s what it’s… read more

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