Ryan Gander is one of Britain’s most prolific and engaging artists. He lives and works in London and Suffolk from where he has established an international reputation through thoughtfully playful (or playfully thoughtful) conceptual artworks in many different mediums such as sculpture, film, photography, writing, graphic design, installation, performance among others.
Gander’s work connects the everyday to the esoteric and questions language and knowledge as he attempts to reinvent how things appear to us as artworks. His works can consist of a network of multiple connections that evoke a puzzle or a riddle. They assemble fragments of an unknown back-story that reveals itself through sets of clues to be deciphered, encourage viewers to make their own connections, invent their own narrative, and find their own solutions.
Le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal would like to express its gratitude to the OCAD University, Toronto for its support.