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 2003. His recent solo exhibitions include Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York City; Cardoza, Menil Bookstore and David Shelton Gallery in Houston; and Farewell Books in Austin. Group exhibitions include Big Medium in Austin; Circuit12 and Ware:Wolf:Haus in Dallas; The Brandon and David Shelton Gallery in Houston; Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein in Germany; and GoodPress in Scotland.

Jonathan Ryan Storm; Black Star, 2017; oil bar on canvas; 84 x 54 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; What Armageddon, 2017; oil bar on canvas; 72 x 48 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Gold!, 2017; oil bar on canvas; 72 x 48 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Whim! Whim! Like That., 2017; acrylic on canvas; 66 x 33 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Strn & th Sn, 2017; oil bar on canvas; 72 x 72 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Clepsydra, 2017; oil bar on canvas; 60 x 48 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Electric Fuz, 2017; oil bar on canvas; 48 x 36 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Proper Headshrinker, 2017; oil bar on canvas; 40 x 40 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Night Core, 2017; fabric on canvas; 35 x 24 in.
Jonathan Ryan Storm; Inertiadrome, 2017; fabric on canvas; 35 x 24 in.