Ryder Ripps First Solo Show @ Postmasters Gallery

photograph by Zach Sokol

photograph by Zach Sokol

Ryder Ripps' first solo exhibition, titled Ho, is on view at Postmasters Gallery in New York. The show features large scale oil paintings, portraits once removed, derived from the Instagram of model Adrianne Ho (300,000 followers). Ripps (6,000 followers) transforms self-portraits Adrianne Ho posts online into expressive, highly distorted pictures. Ho's carefully staged, posed and styled photos are digitally processed, then painted. In creating striking, warped images Ripps strains techniques that are commonplace in the fashion industry to make models appear more "attractive" to the point of abstraction. Ho will be on view until February 28, 2015 at Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin Street, New York.