Thursday, September 12, 2013

a visual feast.

brandon friend.

Growth and decay have greatly influenced my role as creator, observer and intermediary. Collage and the transferring of photographic elements obscure the surface along with veils of paint, producing ambiguous, visually rich subject matter. Each mark on the canvas, whether unintentional or deliberate, forces the painting into a new context that is non-linear and shifting. The emergence of recognizable images or gestures is intended to provoke a sense of familiarity that echoes throughout the paintings.