Justin Brennan Artist Statement

In my paintings I allow myself to be influenced by what or who surrounds me, bypassing self-censoring thought. The work focuses mainly on day-to-day interactions and relationships. The subjects of these interactions are portrayed with ambiguity and anonymity. The aim is to express raw emotion via spontaneous creativity without analytical prodding. Some of the variables that directly affect the work during this process are glimpses of clarity, moments of struggle 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 discover.