Studio Visit: Ryan Quickfall
In the build up to his solo show with us later this month, we were keen to peer behind the velvet curtain and see where all the magic happens. Based right here in Newcastle it was a rare opportunity for us to simply pick up and drop in on Ryan as he works his canvases and prepares his prints for ‘Six Speed Transmission’ at the Toffee Factory (Opening Friday 25th November.) Links here.
As we celebrate 6 years of Unit44 we’re proud to showcase an entirely new body of work from artist and illustrator Ryan Quickfall. Having toyed with a project for well over a year now the planets finally aligned enabling us to present a dedicated solo project right here in Newcastle. Titled ‘Six Speed Transmission’ Ryan continues to explore his love affair with the motorcycle, its fundamental components, whilst giving a subtle nod to our six years as a gallery.
As we continue to work with incredible spaces we are excited to once again be collaborating with the Creative Space Management team behind Toffee Factory. This Ouseburn landmark provides us with an industrial backdrop steeped in the history of the area and has provided the perfect bespoke location. With a white wall gallery area and exterior courtyard here in the heart of the Ouseburn. Housing a range of digital and creative businesses, start ups, and shared working spaces it already boasts a captive audience for our opening.
The show will open on Friday 25th November with a special advanced preview from 6.30pm until 10pm.
We’ll be showcasing the work with some complimentary beers as always.
The show will then run throughout the weekend as part of the Ouseburn Open Studios 12-4pm. (Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th).
There will be the opportunity to buy work.
Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne his work continues to be influenced by the outlaw and passionate culture that has for generations established its connections with the motorcycle. The people, the machines and the culture that has built around them.
Death and the undead are also prominent themes throughout his works often portrayed through central, subversive anti-hero characters. His works are heavily influenced by old comic books, with a solid graphic style presented throughout. Mediums include acrylic, enamel, and screen printed mediums.
Ryan has been celebrated across the world with shows in New York and a growing international appetite for his artwork. It gives us great pleasure to celebrate his craft here in his home town.
All press enquiries to Danny@unit-44.com
Ouseburn Open Studios.
Over the last weekend of November the Ouseburn Open Studios event sees venues open their doors, offering a unique chance to come and glimpse into the working world of over 200 artists and designer-makers.
Shot by JW.
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