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City Series

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Neighbor

Another in my series of portraits that attempt to depict current social and political extremes. This is a portrait of my neighbor in my apartment building. The marks are made from me writing out all of Trump’s tweets from inauguration day until September 25th, 2017, 1550 entries. I stopped on that date because the piece was done.

Muslim Woman

“Current and Instinct” 44×56

Mistake and struggle are the pathways to new beginnings. Another piece in my water series. L 11 Current and Instinct 44x56 web

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“Indeterminate Depth” 12×12

c 113 Indeterminate Depth 12x12 web

“Inflection” 12×12

My show at George Billis Gallery LA has been extended to July 1st. This is the last week to view the show, please stop by.

 

c 101 Inflection 12x12 web

At George Billis LA Gallery thru June 24th

Please stop by if you are in town, the show looks good.

“The Sound of Color” 17×23

Opening Saturday May 20th, 5-8pm at George Billis Gallery , Los Angeles

c 111The Sound of Color 17x23 web

Studio Visit with Gary Brewer

My friend Gary came by for a studio visit:

Studio visit with Bryan Ida. Thoughts on Origin Myths and Fate…

“Lines Drawn to Yesterday” 44×56

Every time I make a mark its like being in a place I have never beenc 106 Lines Drawn to Yesterday 56x44 web

“Moment by Moment” 35×74

c 107 Moment by Moment 35x74 web

Of utmost importance to me is the development of color and palette. By using so many layers to build the paintings color develops new meaning and depth. Multiple colors layered and blended convey a sense of connectivity and integration while at the same time suggest a feeling of isolation and disconnect.  These two ideas working simultaneously are representative of the contradictory world in which we live.

“Immersion” 23×17

A multilayered exploration into line, memory and color.c 103 Immersion 23x17 web