“Ryan Molenkamp’s work is instantly captivating, but not always immediately clear. His large-scale oil and graphite paintings beckon viewers to look closer. Is that a desert? Or a city? Are those buildings or boxcars? Is this a place that’s cracking open, or healing itself?…” Excerpted from 4Culture Exhibition “The Flood”.
“Molenkamp comes from the Pacific Northwest; a lush landscape whose development through the years informed his interest in landscape and the things we build upon it. Lately his work has become more geologically abstract, creating objects out of what were once landscapes. Molenkamp earned a BFA from Western Washington University and has shown extensively in the Seattle area over the last decade.” Excerpted from featured artist article on The Electric Beef.