9th May, 2024 10:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 80


oil on canvas, signed

image size 51cm x 101cm, overall size 69cm x 118cm

Note: Born in 1978, Ryan Mutter studied at The Glasgow School of Art, where he graduated in 2001. He has since won many distinguished awards, including a remarkable six from the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. His inspiration comes from Britain's industrial heritage and its connection between man and the sea. In Glasgow alone, shipbuilding provided work for 70,000 men in more than 50 yards spread along 11 miles of quayside. But today these yards sit empty, a silent shadow of their former self. The advancements made in technology and design methods superseded the old, and made once important skills and craftsmanship redundant. This is what drives Ryan as he looks to capture and remind people of how important this workforce was in the development of the modern world. Ryan has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter of Industrial and Maritime subjects. His bold realism combined with expressionistic brushwork transports you into a world of arresting detail and mechanised splendour. Perhaps unsurprisingly, very few of Ryan Mutter's paintings appear at auction (anywhere) and his larger work is even rarer. However, in The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 28th March 2021, lot 517 "Cutty Sark in Moonlight" a relatively small 38 x 46cm oil on canvas (by Ryan Mutter) sold for £3000 (hammer)


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Sold for £1,800
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

Condition Report
Condition of the picture is good overall, with no visible or known issues.

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