Abstract artist Brandi Brooks currently has a show on at Ligne Roset in San Francisco and for this particular show, she feels that this part of her artist’s statement is the most relevant:
“A lot of my work explores the concept of impermanence. I like using sequins because over time they’ll come off the canvas like leaves from a tree. I often add graffiti-like layers over old paintings to give them a new life.”
Any of my paintings that have ‘2.0’ or ‘3.0’ at the end of the name are complete reworks of an earlier piece. When a finished painting sits around my studio too long, something about it will start to bug me. Even pieces that I really really like have a shelf life. So some days I just grab a finished piece and throw it back onto the easel for a complete make-over. In some cases, I save almost nothing from the original piece but the texture and color palette. Other times I highlight parts of the piece that I like. I use a lot of Krink’s graffiti markers and graffiti paints during the rework process. It’s very freeing.
See the before and after versions after the jump.
Need Advice Constructing Giant Brain 2.0
Need Advice Constructing Giant Brain
My Prints Are On This 2.0
My Prints are on This
Have You Heard? 2.0
Have You Heard?