mark brosseau

acrylic, acrylic gouache, colored pencil, enamel, and ink on board
5" x 6"


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artist statement

My practice is driven by curiosity. These paintings are experiments, and I want them to be simultaneously vast and intimate equally fleeting and precious. They are a physical manifestation of me exploring my experiences figuring out how I exist in space. I visually feel my way through the space of them. I touch them and feel their surfaces while I work on them. I consider every part of them with both my eyes and fingers. I treat my physical studio in the same way repainting, cleaning, and rearranging so that I become familiar with every inch and corner of my surroundings. I use the paintings to ask questions about existence and learn about how I relate to everything around me. They function as both the result of asking questions and the impetus for asking more questions. I invite the viewer to inhabit them, engage with the questions I have asked, and come away with their own questions about their space. When I start a painting, I do not know where it will go. A painting is finished when both the familiar and the undiscovered resonate.