Isaiah Ratterman recieved his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and is currently living and working in the greater Denver area of Colorado. He is represented by the Cecil Byrne Gallery in Charleston SC and has shown across the united states as well as internationally.
I hold a reverence for the Romantic painters of the past, however their ethos has been replaced in our age of excess, leaving a need for our relationship to the landscape to be redefined. Through the landscape, I find a narrative that questions the primacy of Necessity based upon my own travels. Experiences under these circumstances become important and fulfilling, offering a brief glimpse into a deeper meaning of Being. Thoughts are not processed within the moment, but collected and decrypted afterwards. My paintings act as a way of deciphering the felt experiences I hold so close.