527 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21224 tele: 410-539-8880
Brett Stuart Wilson is creating Larger than Life built-out paintings of Iconic Musicians. Ten selections of his new artwork will be displayed along-side one of his older pieces that is owned by Sascha's and is prominently hung over their Bar; "The Shirelles, 1984".
His driving inspiration has been to demonstrate that portraits do not always have to be a image of perfection but can encompass lumps, bumps, and assemblage to show dimension. His artwork reflects the electrifying drama of stage-lights and dimly lit nightclub funk. It is also important for him to put a face on some of the most influential musicians that has helped shape the music of today. #Musician-Portraits www.BrettStuartWilson.com
Brett Stuart Wilson received his MA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. He has been the reciprocate of a National Endowment for The Arts/ Individual Artist/Painting, and featured in #SPIN Magazine, and ARTS national publications. His work is owned internationally in private collections to include the prestigious Sylvio Perlstein's collection in Paris, France.
He was recently interviewed and featured in "106 SUPER HOT ARTISTS FOR 2013" in NYC www.ArtBookGuy.com blog. Living a true artist lifestyle, Brett has also worked as a Art Professor, Fronted a Blues Band and did commercial painting to supplement his artistic career.
His work bridges the gap between his passion for art and his appreciation for the mavericks of music. The process starts with wood and wire, and then builds upon by layering, shifting and manipulating muslin, paper, found objects, and acrylic paint until it becomes an unconventional portrait. These larger than life paintings rely on graphic illusion, paint and surface building.
Come out and enjoy a drink, ambiance and his artwork until June 22, 2013.