Artist name: Brandon Snow
Featured Work 1:No Light Without the Dark
This is a 36×36″ silkscreen on canvas with acrylic, finished in an ebony stained custom wood frame made in 2015. Brandon Snow carries out all the stages of creation for these works, including the photography, silk screening, and framing. He describes himself as a renegade silk screen printer and relies on high contrast to make bold prints.
Featured Work 2: Letting Go
This is a 48×60″ silkscreen on canvas with acrylic, finished in an ebony stained custom wood frame made in 2014.
5 Questions for the Artist:
1. What is art to you?
“Art is to command space; to take that space and say something honest within that space.”
2. What did you make in the past, and why?
“In the past I made work I believed in because I believed in it.”
3. What are you making now, and why?
“Today I make work I believe in because I believe in it-just larger in scale and higher in quality now.”
4. What are your hopes for the future?
“In the future I will still be commanding large spaces with my canvases, speaking truth, or nothing at all.”
5. Do you want to add anything?
“No, I do not.”
Artist Supplied Background:
“Brandon Snow is an Austin based artist working in and pushing the envelopes of photography, screen printing, and fine art. Snow takes intense, intimate, high contrast photographs and presents them to his audience in a grandiose scale. Usually working with film photography he first develops his negatives in his bathroom, turns the negatives into large scale silk screens (which he produces himself in a DIY fashion in his studio garage), hand prints them onto canvases, hand stretches them, and frames them himself. The finished product can steal your attention from across a crowded gallery and pull you in to evaluate every single detail, every single imperfection, and every single decision made in the piece. Snow’s work stands out due to its massive scale, stark photography, deep concepts, and select use of red paint. You can follow him on Instagram and he has a large showcase coming up in May 2016 consisting of up to 15 new large scale works at the Art on 5th Gallery in Austin, Texas.”
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