Installation view of the gallery. All paintings are courtesy of the artist.
july 2 - july 26, 2012
“Embrace the calm beauty of being able to observe
and cherish the unaltered and the unattainable.”
David Briand is a self-taught painter who combines repurposed material such as wood, paper,
and blueprints to create rich, dimensional surfaces for his luminous “conceptual landscapes.”
Briand, who lives in Clearwater Beach, Florida, has a great appreciation for nature and a love of
landscape and prefers to work outdoors for the natural light and energy.
Artistic influences include the Impressionists, specifically Vincent van Gogh’s dramatic brushwork
and the fury with which he attacked a canvas, and British artist William Turner for his treatment
of light and the abstraction of atmosphere. Briand states: “Inspired by Turner, I strive to create
work that provides an opportunity for the viewer to be part of the piece, as if they could step from
where they are into a new world of discovery.”
Since 2006, he has exhibited in various regional art galleries and art venues, including Art Harvest
in Dunedin and Mayfair by the Lake in Lakeland. His paintings are included in many Tampa Bay
area private and corporate collections and are on view in various public installations.
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