Whimsicially romantic but often tinged with melancholy, artist Rob Ryan's
distinctive works continue to grow in popularity. Earlier this year he was represented in a group show celebrating the art of cut paper at New York's Museum and Arts and Design,
while closer to home his works have graced everything from the cover of Stylist magazine to a range of John Lewis ceramics, jewellery by Tatty Devine and a newly-released book by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
After this flurry of creative collaborations, the artist has returned to his characteristically elaborate papercuts in a new solo show with TAG Fine Arts,
just around the corner from the RA.
In the video below, Ryan explains why he works with the intricate medium of paper cutting and discusses some of his influences, which range from the opening sequence of Mary Poppins to the lush landscapes of German Romanticism.