The idea for this series and exhibit emerged during the first year of the artist's diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Adjusting to living with a chronic illness as well as breaking the news to loved ones, he coped by donning a positive mental attitude. This new work represents the brave faces we put on in the hope that things will turn out okay. In addition, the artist created these images to leave viewers with a good feeling, even though we are all faced with our own difficulties.
Ryan Robidoux is the Rhode Island based artist and designer known as Evoker. His vast body of work ranges from large-scale murals to album covers to skateboard graphics. As a commercial artist he's produced work for clients such as Coca Cola Japan, Nickelodeon, Loft Lab, Microsoft, The Lonely Island, and Adidas. As Evoker he has exhibited paintings and installations at ICA Boston in Boston, My Plastic Heart in NYC, Mighty Tanaka in Brooklyn, Art Whino in Washington, D.C., Black Rat Press Gallery in London, One Way Gallery in Rhode Island, Lab Boston in Boston, Nottingham Castle and Museum in Nottingham, Fourth Wall Gallery in Boston, Wootini in North Carolina, Bodega in Boston, Scion Gallery in Oregon, and he currently has a piece on display in the Street Art collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas
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