Justin Brennan

My artwork deals with raw human emotion that is often represented through abstract portraits, figures or completely abstract images. I use saturated colors in most of my work because this is how I see our world and society plainly, dismally, and vividly. Human emotions are the focus of my work, although the emotional content of my work is sometimes revealed to me after the work is complete.
I am influenced by the skateboard and urban art that surrounded me in my adolescence growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Other strong influences include Primitive art and the German and Abstract Expressionists.
I hope this statement helps you better appreciate my work. I sincerely look forward to you taking something from my art that has escaped me.

previous Brandt Gallery exhibits:
Juxtaposition November 2010

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