Ryan Gilden is a visual artist and designer based in Los Angeles, California. Drawing from influences spanning the High Renaissance to Minimalism, contemporary graphic design, and editorial fashion photography, his art reveres subtleties and pays homage to nuance. 

Working primarily in oil and graphite, Ryan's faithful renditions illuminate the introspective nature of his subjects. Themes of identity, scrutiny, mortality, and the subliminal form the core of his art, reflecting a personal perspective on the human condition.

Ryan's work serves as an attempt to reconcile pain through a relationship with beauty, minimalism, and self-reflection. By inviting viewers to explore profound connections between existence and meaning, he encourages contemplation and emotional engagement.