Ryan Bucko credits his lifelong passion for architecture and his years as a design professional for fueling his growth as an artist. He breaks new ground by contrasting semblances of iconic architecture from the 20th century against the dynamic textures of abstract expressionism. Linework, constructed of wire and thread, control the various line weights which hover over the painting’s surface. This interplay juxtaposes the technical precision of architecture and the world of the abstract. Bucko’s obsessive pursuit to reduce geometry down to its purest form creates a third dimension that changes upon viewing perspective and lighting conditions. As the artist writes, “My work focuses on connecting with architecture and the pursuit of purity within form and composition. Nothing extraneous will do.” His work continues to evolve along the dual themes of architectural precision contrasted with the unbridled energy of abstract art as shown in his latest series “Geometry and Architecture.”
Ryan Bucko is a painter and cross-disciplinary artist living and working in Oakland, California. He has exhibited his work widely throughout California and owns his own design practice.