Bio & CV:

Aryo grew up skateboarding in the 90s and developed a passion for skate graphics and ads, which later encouraged him to work for a skateboarding company.

As such, he applied for the illustration and design programme at ArtCentre, before realising his desire to steer away from commercial work and instead turn his focus towards painting, in turn switching over to the fine art programme.

“That was when things got weird,” he says. “I started making abstract paintings and experimenting with different techniques, mediums and concepts.”

Much of his inspiration at time derived from artists such as Rauschenberg, De Kooning, Guston, Richard Prince, Ed Rusha and Baldessari to name a few, specifically for the ways in which he found the artworks confusing. Yet equally, this enticed Aryo to create something similar.