In my paintings I allow myself to be influenced by what or who surrounds and my experiences, while bypassing self-censoring thought. The work focuses mainly on day-to-day interactions, relationships, and the issues of my past. The subjects of these interactions are portrayed with ambiguity and anonymity. The objects of these compositions are more literal and depict direct symbolism. The aim is to express raw emotion via spontaneous creativity without analytical prodding. Some of the variables that directly effect the work during this process are glimpses of clarity, moments of struggle, reflections of my past and the availability of material. The focus or result of this process spans anywhere from straightforward to elusive. I take the complex and clarify it, while allowing the viewer to take away whatever they decide.
Justin Brennan is a contemporary abstract painter and mixed media artist. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin has always been interested in art but became serious about his practice in 2005. Mostly self taught, he has relied on trial and error throughout his learning process.
Justin’s art work is in many private collections internationally and and has been mentioned or featured in CAN Journal, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Scene Magazine,The Sandusky Register and Canvas Magazine. Justin continues to exhibit in solo, two person and juried shows throughout the region. He is represented by HEDGE Gallery located in West 78th Street Studios, where is studio is also located.