WAS Artist of the Week…

Brian Blackham: Painter, Utah

Brian’s Master’s in fine arts thesis for Arizona State University encompassed abody of work that consisted of an investigation in the nature of illusion in painting, with particular attention being paid to the pictorial tension that exists between the physical reality of the flat surface and the possibility of spatial illusion. Without ruling out the possibility of metaphorical or narrative interpretations, his focus was generally on the more formal aspects of painting, such as value, color, space, light and marks of the brush. Brian’s objective was to present a body of work that demonstrated some of the depth of possibility that exists within the genre of contemporary realism.

Brian Blackham - Jug and Vase

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