... I was in London in a really cool bookshop on broadway market, when I came across this series of paintings and illustrations taken from Mark Ryden's solo exhibition in Japan" the snow yak show". I am completely drawn to these little girls and creatures with big eyes... The Japan Times wrote a great article on this show, the writer called his paintings " minimalist and captivating, as well as being geeky in their meticulousness. For Ryden, who finishes paintings with brush strokes executed under a magnifying glass, doing one can take up to a year".( To read the rest of this article go onto Mark Ryden's website).