2017
2017
Wyeth's Risk
Wyeth's Risk

15in x 22in Archival ink and canvas with pistol targets on wood panel/resin finish sold

Risk Studio
Risk Studio
Botticelli's Risk
Botticelli's Risk

36in x 57in Archival ink and canvas with pistol targets on wood panel/resin finish $6500

Risk, Spassov, Hall
Risk, Spassov, Hall
City of Angels
City of Angels

40x53in mixed media, resin on pane Limited Edition 5/5 $5000

2015 Exhibition
2015 Exhibition
Moral Hazard
Moral Hazard

mixed media, resin on panel 24in x 47in $6500

Loaded Version 2
Loaded Version 2

mixed media, resin on panel 24in x 18in $4200

Dog and Butterfly
Dog and Butterfly

mixed media, resin on panel 26in x 37in $6500

Training Target #3
Training Target #3

mixed media, resin on panel 24in x 18in $5000

Felix and Flag
Felix and Flag

mixed media and resin on panel 36in x 60in $11000

Leftest Version 2.0
Leftest Version 2.0

mixed media, resin on panel 42in x 28in $6500

Insurgent
Insurgent

Insurgent mixed media, resin on panel 24in x 24in limited edition 1/3 $2500

Seasonal Trifecta
Seasonal Trifecta

mixed media and resin on panel 45in x 108in $24300

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ELLWOOD T. RISK

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

We are, all of us, Targets in one way or another.

Even before we are old enough to understand them in any meaningful way, or the role they will play in our lives; we are targeted by social norms, religions, various forms of print and electronic media, corporations, advertisers, and governments.

None of us are exempt from exposure to these fixed cultural elements of our existence, or the means by which they attempt to impose their will upon us.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Ellwood T. Risk is a self-taught artist who has been living and working in Los Angeles since 1992.

That Ellwood Risk’s aesthetic is strong would be a gross understatement. Suggesting that it is safe would be wildly misguided. The artist has perfected a visual fashion infusing iconography, graphic content and a strong artistic statement. That is to say that when you see a Ellwood Risk piece… you know it.

The viewer is enticed to engage closely with the work and is then rewarded with moments that are soft, even comforting. This is held in check by his ever-present silhouettes that carry with them striking imagery unobstructed by detail.   What cannot be missed is Risk’s ability to balance the compositions with both. This steadiness is achieved with the signature targets and bullet holes that identify Ellwood Risk’s highly recognizable and undeniably collectible works of art.

Risk is currently represented by galleries in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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