Senior Artist: Brian Jorgensen
Meet the Artist
I am currently exploring strangeness and isolation through the language of starkness
and otherworldliness. In so doing, I look to invoke a sense of mood. And while that
mood is often serious or contemplative, it is usually not hopeless or joyless. At
times, it may even be a bit playful.
Perhaps the most mysterious of places is outer space, little traveled to by humans, but frequently dreamed about. Despite being seen as cold and vast and lonely, the heavens are also viewed as the locus of the divine, as a place to maybe, just possibly, learn who we are and why we are. In the meantime, we remain here, on this spinning orb that can be both wonderfully embracing and brutally harsh.
I often seek to accentuate the emotional impact of these ideas through a limited color palette. The worlds I create may be vibrant but they are not showy. Sometimes the colors I choose are complementary and sometimes contrasting, but my ultimate goal is harmony, rather than tension. While most of my work is representational, I also employ abstraction to try to reach about and into my subjects. What does a particular place or mindset feel like? What is the significance of this individual experiencing this moment in this setting? The purpose of my work is not to answer but to question.
View the Collection
Brian Jorgensen Horizon II oil on canvas (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Horizon III oil on canvas (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Horizon IV oil on canvas (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Mars Saint acrylic on paper (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Moon Saint acrylic on paper (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Venus Saint acrylic on paper (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Snow Angel I pigment print (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Snow Angel II pigment print (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Snow Angel III pigment print (2021)
Brian Jorgensen In the Desert oil on canvas (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Lost Dog acrylic on paper and ceramic (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Millcreek Twist pigment print (2021)
Brian Jorgensen Moonlight ceramic (2021)