Spellerberg Projects

Ryan Thayer Davis

Ryan Thayer Davis received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He lives and works in Lockhart, TX, working as an architectural interior photographer to support his painting practice. He has attended residencies in Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming, and Iceland.

Ryan works with printmaker-style layers to create sonorous, formal paintings that revel in structure. He’s interested in compositions that push and pull the eyeball brain, juxtaposing and alternating elements that recede and advance relative to the viewer. Seeking paradoxical relationships in space and color, his work allows many avenues of interpretation, from the feeling of landscape and dreamscape, to the pleasures of structural richness and texture, to the melodious nature of line. Generous up front, but deep enough to stay a while.