Brian Wood: Studio Visit

Brian Wood, Mercury, 2012, oil on paper, 12 x 9 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Brian Wood, Mercury, 2012, oil on paper, 12 x 9 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Paul Behnke visits the studio of painter Brian Wood whose work will be on view in the three person show Spin Zero at Novella Gallery, New York, September 11 - October 5, 2014. The show will also feature works by Max Razdow and John Newman.

Behnke writes: "Wood's work gives phantasmagorical form to experience and memory. Making use of brilliant color, and extremely varied paint application/surface quality, Wood's compositions coalesce into portals giving view to surreal, sublime, and visceral insights. Often a single work combines the dreamlike and the beatifically atmospheric with a sharp corporeal shock. The large works stagger the viewer and all present an exploration of an individual experience while giving the impression of a universal consciousness that permeates all."