This weekend, one extremely lucky commenter will win a signed copy of Rob Ryan’s book “This is for you”. A collection of Rob’s beautiful hand cut images which are inspiring, romantic and thought provoking. I am a huge fan of Rob’s work, and so very excited to bring you this giveaway. We actually received a copy of this book as a wedding present, so I can vouch for its beauty.
Rob was born in 1962 in Akrotiri, Cyprus. He studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art, London where he specialised in Printmaking.
Since 2002 he has been working principally within the paper cutting medium. Although he views himself first and always as a fine artist his intricate papercut work adapts itself readily to screenprinting which have then transferred to ceramics, fabrics, lasercutting and other surfaces.
He has collaborated with Paul Smith, Liberty of London, Fortnum and Mason and Vogue along with many other established companies. His work, often consisting of whimsical figures paired with sentimental, grave, honest and occasionally humorous pieces of writing he readily admits are autobiographical.
Recent exhibitions have included “The Stars Shine All Day Too” at London’s Air Gallery on Dover Street and “Your Job is to take this world apart and put it back together again…. but even better!” – an exhibition of papercuts and ceramics at The Shire Hall Gallery Stafford.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post sharing with us, what you wish you could cut from paper…
Entries close at midnight Sunday UK time and the winner will be posted Monday evening, so be sure to check back to see if it’s your lucky day!
xlovesx03 June 2011