Bryan Allen Robertson

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

Direct yet conceptual. Provocative and engaging. My paintings are a poetic form of visual communication. I use a rhythmic palette and mark-making that beats on an aesthetic drum humming below the surface of thought. Concerning today’s digital experience, I seek content that explores the Internet’s ability to amplify cultural fractures and reinterpret conventional social narratives. 

In the contemporary world, almost any visual image you can think of already exists. I gravitate towards collage because of this very reason, because I have never run into a situation where I couldn’t find the exact visual information I want using Internet sources, and quite often I find surprising new images.

All of my work starts as words or phrases or tracers of images and comes to life through a forensic investigation aided by Internet image searches. These inquiries lead me through pages of memes and cultural icons that codify experience into a diverse range of propaganda. I try to distance myself from direct portrayals of ideology and instead get lost in the abstract flow of information. The digital age offers a unique experience where many points of view bounce off one another before they quickly deflect into the Internet’s cacophonous fray.