Apocalyptic Bloom #1

Apocalyptic Bloom #1 paint on panel 24”x18”

This is the first in a series of paintings I am working on. I have always been obsessed with the movement of clouds and the power and energy of nature. This is only a slight shift of vision but once in a while you see something in your work that clicks.

Under the Sun

Under the Sun 16”x20”

I am shipping this painting to Missoula, Montana today. It will be headed to the Radius Gallery, a really great contemporary gallery in downtown Missoula.

Here is a link to some of my work currently at Radius Gallery:
https://radius-gallery.myshopify.com/collections/brian-sostrom

Under the Sun (Detail)

Shipping to Georgia

Great Silence 12”x16” & Over Darkness 16”x20”

I am spending a lot of time framing and packing up art this weekend. It is not my favorite part of the job but it means work is selling which helps keep the lights on!

These two paintings are headed to Georgia!

Here is a link to Radius Gallery in Missoula, Montana. Some of my work can be purchased with the link.
https://radius-gallery.myshopify.com/collections/brian-sostrom

Transitions

Transitions 18”x24” acrylic on wood panel

Transitions is a great title, it was the name of this painting also the name of my solo show last winter. The show was last March on Bainbridge Island at the Bainbridge Island Center for the Arts. 

Visual transitions are critical to my work and their importance can’t be over stated. To me the use of paint, the way it is applied, is a driving force. Mark making and the flow of motion through a painting can make the most mundane intriguing. In life transitions can be terrible but I don’t live in the real world too often.

This painting was purchased by one of my very best friends. The best work rarely  gets back home.