This year at the International Comic Book Festival of Angoulême, a private space was dedicated to Asian comics in the ‘MangAsie’ area. Just the same, this pavillion was not entirely dedicated to Manga. Marvel was also represented in this space through an exposition entitled “Avengers” which was dedicated to Ryan Meinerding, an american concept artist (‘Iron Man’, ‘Thor’, ‘Captain America’, ‘Avengers’…).


The digital painting

expo ryan meinerding

Captain America

At first glance, it is clear that the man knows his business: digital paintings (printed on canvas) of the concepts used in the most recent Marvel blockbusters.There are various types of Iron Man armor and MK II armor in the suitcase, hanging alongside portraits of Captain America in various costumes, and the rest of the protagonists of the team of Avengers.


Sadly, the artist was not present to explain his work to us, so his representative was in charge of doing this: “Each work is the result of around 2 to 3 days of work, but their main feature is that the artist painted all of them directly in Photoshop.” There it is, that word: Photoshop. All the works were digitally created because this is a technique that the majority production studios are now using.


The fact that they are printed on canvases gives them a physical dimension and makes them real paintings. All of the prints are unique and will be for sale during their exhibit at the Galerie Arludik in Paris, which begins on March 15, 2012. Ryan Meinerding will be in attendance for the opening!”. Afterwards, she answered the question that I was dying to ask: “The works will be on sale for between 700 to 3,000 euros.” They will, without a doubt, find buyers.


For more information

Exhibit from March 15 to April 14
Opening with Ryan Meinerding March 15th
Galerie Arludik
12-14 rue Saint-Louis en l’île 75004 Paris
>> Galerie website


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[small_button]English version by Danielle Harrell, English teacher for ArtFx[/small_button]