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Artist Ryan Chesla lives, works, and plays in Palm Springs, California. (Photo courtesy of Jenna James Photography)
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The Bund, Architectural Detail #1 - Limited Edition 1 of 25
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The Bund, Architectural Detail #1 - Limited Edition 1 of 25 Photograph

Ryan Chesla

United States

Photography, Digital on Paper

Size: 11 W x 14 H x 1 D in

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Photographer Ryan Chesla’s project “Daily Observations” is an intimate and poignant examination of what motivates him visually throughout his day-to-day adventures. Influenced by the mundane and ultimately inspired by what is often ignored, Chesla presents a snapshot of what he believes society takes for granted. Chesla’s goal for “Daily Observations” is to prompt viewers to slow down, take a moment to absorb all that surrounds them, and truly appreciate the beauty, humor, and simplicity that inundates us on a daily basis. Chesla's photograph, "The Bund, Architectural Detail #1," was captured on The Bund, Shanghai, China in August of 2016. Printed on archival paper, this 5"x7" black and white photograph is delivered matted to 11"x14" dimensions, is signed and titled, and is delivered with a letter of authentication. All Daily Observation images are framed in a Matte Black Metal Frame Package (classic back loader frame) using Premium Archival UV Protective Acrylic and Acid-Free Foamcore Backing. The approximate outside dimensions are 11 ¼” X 14 ¼”.

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Photography Print:Digital on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:1

Size:11 W x 14 H x 1 D in

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Ryan Chesla (°1971, Munich, Germany) makes photos, sculptures and mixed media artworks. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, Chesla seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life. His photos establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By emphasizing aesthetics, he often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. His works are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middleclass mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. His works sometimes radiate a cold and latent alienation and isolation. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. Ryan Chesla lives, works, and plays in Palm Springs, California. He earned his master of fine arts degree from Seattle University in 2015.

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