"I examine painting as a stage for mediating a tender transparent intimacy. The illusionary
components of my work are designed to be visually dissectible; I want the viewer to
understand how I construct space on a two-dimensional surface. These tactics extend to
the physical space my paintings exist in. I build wooden structures that form to my
paintings; these structures deploy configurations of raw quotidian architectural mechanisms, such as walls, table tops, and an internal/external interplay. The rearticulation of this architectural vernacular impedes on the perceived neutrality of the space. I intend to form an awareness on how physical material and patterns of phenomena construct, support, and perpetuate the affective response my paintings evoke." Brendan Ripken Shea
Brendan Ripken Shea is an artist based in the United States who is currently a candidate for a BFA in Painting at Maine College of Art. His work balances a material exploration with an awareness of the medium’s ability to construct intimacy through sustained looking.
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