Riley Holloway, USA | Lars Kristian Bode, Hamburg

Riley Holloway, USA | Lars Kristian Bode, Hamburg

Riley Holloway (1989) lives and works in Dallas, US. Holloway is best known for his dynamic work and fresh look at figurative art. His images are often accompanied by text and other personal references embedded within the work. Holloway uses a bold painterly technique to create depth within the portraits. There is a softness he translates accompanied with his wild markings. This is seen with his utilization of charcoal and hand drawing, in conjunction with his ability to control and manipulate oils in a traditional process. There is also a wonderful counterbalance of roughness and masculinity seen in the works. This is accomplished with his utilization of the unfinished aspects of the image and the rawness and utilitarian nature of many of the panels, gessos and nails he works upon. Riley Holloway’s aesthetics create familiar spaces that are rich in storytelling, free from constraints, and true to his subjects. Holloway’s technique is undeniable and his content is rich in both drama, history and intimacy