May 06, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Ryan De La Hoz

Ryan De La Hoz is a local artist who is quickly becoming a well recognized name. He began to explore art as a child by sketching the action figures he had collected. Now, he makes amazing pieces of art with paper cuts and ink work all by hand. While most artists try to eliminate slight imperfections, Ryan embraces them as an appealing aspect to paper and ink work. It makes his art raw and refreshing.

Ryan has been a friend of ours for years. He has a lot going on this year and we couldn’t be happier for him. As well as being apart of a two man art show in New York this July, working with Comune and Boy Parker on t-shirt designs, and his own solo show in Portland, Ryan is opening his own clothing shop in San Francisco. His clothing company is called Cool Try. The focus is on making t-shirts that are lighthearted and fun. The message is all about being positive and good humored. Cool Try's grand opening will be on Saturday May 11th, from 5pm-Midnight at 483 14th St and Guerrero St. We hope to see everyone there.

Again, we couldn’t be happier for Ryan and are excited to see his new projects come into fruition. Follow his work as he grows his clothing line as well as his art.

www.ryandelahoz.com // www.cooltry.net