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Brendan Lynch works in a variety of media, dispensing an exacting commentary on the current climate of the art world. He taught himself how to oil-paint while watching Bob Ross’s iconic PBS show “The Joy of Painting,” and then displayed his works in an exhibition he titled Mountains Collections. His recent piece Plaque 15 is a work in brass, with etchings that suggest, depending on how you look at it, either an abstract design or human countenance. Lynch presented a series of works at White Cube in London in 2014 and has also exhibited at galleries in Italy and Russia.
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A member of the Brooklyn-based organization The Still House Group, Brendan Lynch
works across a range of mediums, focusing on material abstractions in graphite and aluminum on wood, tie-dyed canvases, and drawings and spray paintings directly on gallery walls. He also frequently works with unusual materials with subtle visual qualities—like surf wax, cigarette ash, sanded paint dust, potato chips, and even collected toenail clippings.
American, b. 1985, Los Angeles, California, based in Brooklyn, New York