Ryan Pickart

Genre: Painting

Mix the veiny lines and goth sensibility of Egon Schiele with the colors and patterns of Gustav Klimt, and you will get Indiana artist Ryan Pickart. His oeuvre comprises a veritable harem of beautiful women painted frontal and centered against brightly patterned backdrops, but don't be fooled by pretty faces and girly dresses. They sit stiff and poker-faced, staring straight out of the canvas, as if to say "try me," or maybe, "come and play with us, Danny, forever..."