I grew up as a skateboarder creating my own stencils and skate logos to decorate the bottom of my board or the ramps in my backyard. That passion for creation has grown and allowed me to refine an artistic voice and develop skills with spray paint… The point to the art has always been about tapping into that sensation we get when we create something we are proud of. We wanted to bring the subject matter of our sketchbooks to a completely new level using spray paint. To open new creative doors each time.Ryan’s art has been immensely popular since we put it up at Humble Cup, and numerous pieces have been purchased by members of the community. Along with all the original pieces, prints are available for purchase for $10 or $15.
If you’ve visited Humble Cup lately, you may have noticed some arresting images throughout the main space. It hits you immediately, as “Illumination From Within (Blue),” a six-foot tall eye watches you as you walk in. The brainchild behind these images is Ryan Halsne, a recent University of Minnesota graduate. Ryan describes his art: