Lost in the Big City by Ryan Richardson

The Avenue Concept South Side + West End Tour 2023

Lost in the Big City by Ryan Richardson

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept


Location: 316 Lockwood Ave

Artist Ryan Richardson is a muralist and sign painter skilled at collaborating with other artists and clients to develop and execute visual content that embodies the community and enhances the surrounding environment. Ryan has worked together with clients such as the Jamestown Art Center, Boston Children’s Museum, Project Weber Renew, Leadership RI, Seven Stars Bakery, Frog & Toad, and Civil skate shop. His work not only includes illustration based work but also typography. Ryan likes to think of himself as a meticulous craftsman, versatile artist and thoughtful communicator. Ryan is a Chilean artist based in Providence, RI.

Ryan likes to reinterpret old advertisements in his work, allowing them to speak to current issues in society. He likes to keep his work slightly ambiguous to allow the viewer to draw their own interpretation.
That being said, as he worked on the design of the mural, he began to see the topic of gentrification in Providence come into the foreground. The woman's concerned look in the mural and the question, "What is the answer?" all are centered around this theme.

Material: C2 Paint, Montana Gold Spray Paint

Artist IG: @lookalivesigns

Special thanks to: Apollo Roofing


What do the lettering elements in this artwork convey to you?

What do you make of the woman's expression? What do you think she is contemplating?

How does the artwork make you feel?

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Avenue Concept South Side + West End Tour 2023


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