Art has always been an influence in Justin Brennan's life, but he only became serious about painting in 2005. Mostly self taught, he relied on trial and error throughout his learning process, experimenting with a variety of paint mediums and collage, and now works diligently in his studio located at 78th Street Studios.
Justin is known for his abstract expressionistic style, often combing oil, enamel, and spray paint to create thick, layered works that are energetic and spontaneous. Recently he has been focusing on the human figure, incorporating faces and torsos, while still pushing rich brush strokes and automatic mark-making. The figures are ambiguous, often with no facial features or large marks covering their heads, yet Brennan is still able to capture a raw emotion that is evident through bold color choices and the immediacy of his application.
Justin Brennan’s exhibit at HEDGE Gallery will be his most extensive show to date, a collection of his progression in painting from 2012-present.
On view July 21-September 1