Ryan Sullivan Catalogue at ICA Miami
The first full-scale monograph on the work of New York–based artist Ryan Sullivan, this book explores the relationships his abstract paintings propose between image and object. Staging complex interactions of materials, Sullivan produces images that are seemingly in motion, alive and contingent in their embodiment and description of material flows. Published on the occasion of Sullivan’s exhibition at ICA Miami, the book focuses on a group of large-scale works that are distinguished by noncompositional forms and alternately vivid, murky and sublime palettes. Ultimately transcendent of medium and process, Sullivan’s works offer critical solutions to a world in which abstraction has taken on a life of its own.