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Rory Coyne
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Rory Coyne is emerging as a leader among a group of dedicated painters working in the contemporary allegorical realist movement. He entered school with an inclination toward illustration but after a single painting class his dedication for painting has only continued to grow. He began serious study of classical master works at SUNY Fredonia, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 2003. He then entered the graduate program at the University of New Mexico where he continued exploring and developing his love for classical, figurative technique, while also pursuing teaching. After receiving his Masters of Fine Art in 2007 he moved to Chicago where he still keeps his studio.
While Rory has always worked in a narrative tradition, while earning his degrees the influence of myth, fable, and allegory on his work became more and more important, giving rise to a very particular kind of grandiose story telling that he pursues in his daily studio practice.

I create allegories that speak to issues of private contemporary society. The subjects are often therianthropic, or zoomorphic, figures; some animal parts morphing into the human body elegantly, while others protrude instead. They are an extension or form of the “self”, a reflection of identity – not to be confused with spirit guides or totems. The symbolisms created within my work, stem from personal experiences in day to day living, often using animals to signify emotions and reactions in relationships.  As with many myths, the characters within my work are not subject to just one gender or physicality. We are witness to the “common” person lifting their glamour to reveal the daemon of our minds. My works are observations and commentaries on daily living through the use of allegory. 
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
happy birthday.
LORETANA Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: I wish you only the positive impressions of this year!
tunglmyrkvi Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional
Impressive imagery!
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Amazing works here :)
fayjan19 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey july 19 meet dec 19 :D   u gallery is super fab!!!:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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DeRoodeKoning Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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I've never seen pieces like these before. They're really quite remarkable.
DeRoodeKoning Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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