HIGH ART 2020 SPOTLIGHT: RYAN HAZLETT
Ryan Hazlett is a self taught artist from Charlottesville, Virginia who draws on his childhood inspiration of punk zines and 90’s cartoons. He creates art that allows for an illustrative look at the human psyche via a cartoon style, rorschach-esque labryinth for the eyes. Colorful yet stark, the gritty imagery strained through a childlike lense gives a glimpse into the dichotomy of two hemispheres. Meshing black and white linework, stippling and ambiguity of space; the negative leading into the positives; it’s a zany trip unique to your own mind.
He entered “Sequestered Synapse” during High Art 2020.
See all the art submitted to High Art 2020 at: High Art Finalists
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High Art was created by Dona Frank and The Natural Cannabis Company in 2014 as a crowdsourcing solution to packaging design. From its humble beginnings, High Art has developed into an internationally-known art competition with thousands of entries annually from 100+ countries all over the world.
Each year professional and amateur artists create themed works through a variety of mediums to compete for $40,000 in prize money and to see their work featured on packaging, social media, at the High Art gallery in Santa Rosa, CA and displayed at prestigious art events, in the United States and abroad.
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