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Artist Ryan Raper
Los Angeles, California, USA
Eat Ketchup Packets
Beautiful Debris is a series made from often overlooked aesthetics of products consumers use. Abstract monochromatic patterns are created using elements of accumulation and repetition along with the deliberate arrangement of items. The natural laws of physics create a striking splatter pattern from smashed ketchup packets. A weave of flesh-toned bandages creates a color field of a multiracial union. Burnt pine matchsticks turned into charcoal make a conceptual textured line drawing. The individual works take action titles to rhetorically lead the viewer to find beauty in the transient acts of life.