Inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi where bowls are broken and mended with dusted gold cracks, Brian has adapted this ancient technique to add and an additional layer of meaning and metaphor to his paintings. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. In these pieces there is an act of destruction and then rebirth as the image is repaired, often deliberately distorted or misaligned to create a sense of unease or a feeling of uncanny.
Waveney Sculpture Trail Judges Winner for “Waveney Glitch” 2016
24th October Winner of the Amander Geitner judges prize in Paint Out Norwich. 2015
18th September – Paint Out Norwich, Winner of Freestyle painting prize. 2016
22nd October – Paint Out Wells, Winner of Plein Air Painting 2nd Prize. 2016
29th Nov - 1st Dec – Art Fair East – St Andrews Hall, Norwich.
12th August - 4th September – Raveningham Sculpture Trail – Suffolk.
23rd July - 23rd Sept – Solo Show – Theatre Royal Norwich, Norfolk.
3rd - 19th May – Flatlander, Solo Show – Wymondham Art Centre, Norfolk.
24th – 28th April – Spring Art Show – The Forum, Norwich.
30th Nov - 2nd Dec – Art Fair East – St Andrews Hall, Norwich.
13th August - 5th September – Raveningham Sculpture Trail – Suffolk.
1st - 7th June – For What it's Worth, Solo show – Nunns Yard Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk.
25th May - 1st June – Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios.
11th – 15th April – Spring Art Show – The Forum, Norwich.