Mark Bryan

Mark Bryan describes painting as a process rather like dreaming while awake: a direct link to the subconscious.

Humpty and Dumpty by Mark Bryan-thumb-580x465-88993

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Some stirring, tumultuous, apocalyptic images certainly arise…
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He very rarely plans his paintings out beforehand (except for the political work) and prefers to see where each one takes him as it goes.

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His portfolio also contains numerous war related images. He states:

Although turning inward is my first instinct and love, I can’t always stay inside my head and ignore what’s going on in the world. When the circus turns especially ugly or when a good idea appears, I feel the need and responsibility to make some kind of comment. Humor and satire have been my way to confront serious topics which are often too grim to portray directly.

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There is always some satisfaction for me in pointing out the absurdities of human behavior and making fun of the villains of the day. I don’t know if this kind of work has any effect on the situation, but at least it has a therapeutic value for me and others of like mind.

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Mark Bryan

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2 Responses to “Mark Bryan”

  1. Strange stuff! Those rabbits are utterly terrifying and I like the octopus. I can’t decide whether it wants to make up for all the damage the Kraken did or if it just has a more precise way of sinking boats

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