COLUMBUS — Paintings by Columbus artist Ryan Orewiler are now on display in the Port Columbus Gateway to The Arts, an exhibit space located on the ticketing level in the hallway behind MoJoe Lounge.
Port Columbus Gateway to The Arts is a collaboration between the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and the Ohio Art League, which is a non-profit visual arts organization that coordinates the rotating exhibits on a quarterly basis.
“My work is based from a perspective and expression of everyday life,” explained Orewiler. “Along with contemporary art, I am also influenced by the architecture in historical, contemporary cities around the world. The energy, abstract quality, color and shapes are unique with each city.” Visit www.ryanorewiler.com to learn more about Orewiler and his work.
Among the artwork on display are three painted aerials of Port Columbus International Airport.
“I’ve always enjoyed the non-traditional, aerial perspective of the runways and terminals from the airports I have visited throughout the world,” said Orewiler. “I also enjoy the feeling from the initial lift off of leaving a city and touching down to visit or revisit a destination. Two of my grandfathers were in the U.S. Air Force and inspired me to learn more about flight in general. I plan to one day get my pilot’s license.”
Since 2000, Orewiler has painted hundreds of cityscapes which have been collected and commissioned by individuals and corporations throughout the United States. His influence is the urban environment of his home in Columbus and the cities that he has traveled to around the world including Jakarta, Chicago, Paris, Florence, Berlin, Bali, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. He received a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design and is a member of Landfillart.org, Roy G Biv, Ohio Art League, German Village Art League (Founder and President), AbX Collective, Oil Painters of America and the Landscape Artists International.