Brian Mouhlas
My work is tactile, physically visceral and utilizes the fluxing relationships between abstraction and representation.

The layering, abstracting and concealing applications of paint and its inherent qualities, create a merging of accident and control, of depiction and a breakdown of depiction. The murky use of neutralized color and variations primarily in tone, express moods ranging from haunting to wearied and fatigued. Photo references I accrue come from a world mediated and at all times available to the contemporary individual. Gestural brushwork of thick mounds of pigment create pulsating undercurrents that fragment the documentative nature of references and mirror a disquieting and anxiety laden mood.

My paintings are highly evolved (or involved) in the emotive, psychological effect that a visual experience can produce in a viewer.



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I am currently a Cleveland based artist represented by HEDGE Art Gallery


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