by Brian Giberson
Brian has always been drawn to the color and motion that abstract art provides. As an artist, he finds metal art, and contemporary art, showcase his use of acrylic paints, metals, and patinas in a way that allows his imagination to express itself fully.
Brian uses strong, bold and richly colored acrylic paint in his paintings. His original artwork features a variety of unusual materials such as hammered copper, old paper currency, vintage kimono fabric, distressed metal , found objects and sand. Anything that captures his interest is considered.In his collage art, he creates multiple layers of visual interest in each original piece, that invites the viewer to question what is revealed vs. what is concealed. One layer may be a harmonious thematic blending while another may be a juxtaposed color and texture counter point. Every time you add something new, the relationships of existing elements echo and respond back. It’s a art in the moment. Art to reflect on. Art to dream on.
Brian is drawn to the concepts of universal archetypes and symbols. His goal is to engage the subconscious mind through the use of these representations. Natural processes such as erosion, oxidization, rust, and other things in nature that leave distinct patterns, draw Brian to try and recreate those patterns in his work. His love of metal, and the ability metal provides to create the feeling of age, depth and sculptural dimension, allows Brian to add mood and mystery to the mixture. Brian loves to work with texture. Adding texture to a piece, as in mixed media, changes how a piece is viewed. It introduces a sculptural aspect that draws the viewer in. This can create shadows, changing the mood of the painting as the light moves across it’s surface. With every painting, Brian's intention is to explore technical as well as creative goals. Someone looking at a painting, and being deeply affected by it, completes the circle. Brian creates the art and hopes that it touches an individual on a deeply personal and elemental level. Every time that happens, he has succeeded in his goal. The final communication of the paintings intent is completed in the viewers mind. The painting is the end result of a journey.
Brian showcases his work in art shows, art festivals and galleries throughout the west.