Jonathan Ryan Storm

Jonathan Ryan Storm’s work is about finding balance while solving a puzzle. He initiates his paintings with a basic strategy: working his way into a corner in order to find his way out. It's a deliberate process, not an experiment. Colors are applied in the beginning by chance, from one end of the painting to the other, one section perhaps green, another red. As in the opening chess move, traps are laid where colors conflict with one another, where circles mirror each other and, in order to advance, some are sacrificed.

Storm received his BA in Metaphysics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Recent exhibitions include Farewell Book in Austin; Morgan Lehman Gallery and MAKEBISH Gallery in New York; David Shelton Gallery in Houston; The F.R. Collection in Austin; Neuer Saarbrucker Kunstverein in Saarbrücken, DK; MOHS in Copenhagen, DK and GoodPressGallery in Glasgow.

Jonathan Ryan Storm; Acid Hatchet, 2014; acrylic on canvas; 89 x 56 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Real Danger. Gambles. And the Edge of Death, 2014; oil on canvas; 86 x 56 in
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Fever Tree, 2015; acrylic on canvas; 72 x 72 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Mound & Ground, 2015; acrylic on canvas; 72 x 48 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; The Warden of Light in Underground Town, 2015; acrylic on canvas; 72 x 48 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; One Long White Night, 2015; acrylic on canvas; 60 x 48 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Directions to the Peace Pagoda, 2014; acrylic on canvas; 60 x 48 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; The door was an island that swayed, 2014; acrylic on canvas; 60 x 48 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Untitled, 2013; acrylic on canvas; 14 x 16 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Untitled, 2013; acrylic and oil on sewn canvas; 14 x 16 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Untitled, 2013; acrylic and oil on sewn canvas; 36 x 24 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Project Space @ Morgan Lehman; December 12, 2013 - January 25, 2014
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Project Space @ Morgan Lehman; December 12, 2013 - January 25, 2014
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Project Space @ Morgan Lehman; December 12, 2013 - January 25, 2014
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Project Space @ Morgan Lehman; December 12, 2013 - January 25, 2014