Bryant is a 28-year-old painter living and working in Washington State.
His mixed media paintings seek to enter the conversation in painting somewhere between the figure and abstraction. The faces he paints are raw and unyielding, often appearing to reflect the features of his own face but in a more raw and colorful form. Spontaneous moments of clarity take place throughout the process and serve as jumping off points as the image evolves. Paint is added in a state of flow that honestly encapsulates his thoughts and feelings. Paint is also scraped away revealing layers and textures below before more layers are added. Although oil painting serves as the central medium for the work, no single medium is held sacred. The combination of oil paint, pastel, charcoal, spray paint, and markers each provide a distinct dimensionality to the work.
BFA - Washington State University 2012