Featured Artist: Brian P. Matheny

monks lament
monks lament
...and so the bitterness follows
…and so the bitterness follows

Artist Statement

The paintings explore a self-imposed ambiguity, angst without glamour, doubting barrenness, historical and symbolic endeavors to identify man’s ineptitude. A culture’s final ruse. The paintings grimace with dissonance and a foreboding distinctiveness. Deprived faculties to emotional recourse become characterized by a genuineness, one obscured by modern/now/consumption/fame/fragmented/no more questions/…a life of nauseating, replicating, and anticipating successions of lifeless, unfilled values used in contradiction, a self-inflicted addiction. Pinning uncertainty/obscenities/ugliness personified with mock-fashionable societal agendas. They are an imitation of a “self” crumbling hopelessly in redemption.

man die or monkey
man die or monkey
guilt observed
guilt observed
green me not me
green me not me

 

 

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6 Comments
  1. these paintings are unlike anything i have seen in a gallery. Its the depth and the dark uncomfortable imagery. Its without a pleasant mass consumer appeal.

  2. thank you for word of encouragement. it inspiring to know there are “others” who are aware of holiest nature Art possess = communication. So many great painters have become interior decorators to transmute them into products of consumption. It is necessary for artists to survive, but not with this post-modernern attempt to remove the peice from gallery and it not being art and vis versa. The contemporary model is just to give them what they want and provide them contact to the artist. A connection is made, but not a personnel but a product to man relation which Karl Marx could never have seen such alienation.

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