Artist Statement

Nature and the beauty of emptiness have heavily inspired Brian Sostrom’s paintings. The atmospheric images are not intended to communicate a story but rather create an intriguing visual poem.

His recent works are acrylic paint on Plexiglass. The slick surface of the plastic sheeting makes an excellent surface for subtle brushwork and mark making. The flip side of the Plexiglass is covered with layers of transparent textures that harmonize and compliment the painted image. Glass beads and iridescent paint are often incorporated into his work and alter the appearance of the surface as the lighting and angle of view shift.