John Brennan

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Untitled, 2012 Oil On Canvas 70 X 90 Cm © John Brennan
Quick Facts
contemporary, figurative

Modern folklore, recent history, pop culture. My work is a personal landscape of obsessions, significant finds selected from the chaos of the external world. Through painting I explore my fascination with unease and the unknown, making deliberate use of ambiguity.

Working from my own photographs, stills from mass entertainment and online sources, I choose to paint only from those images that trigger a spark of recognition at some deeper level. They are either transcribed intact, or sometimes altered to form new scenes.

The act of painting transforms the chosen image into a physical, handmade object and at the same time, heightens the emotions and uncertainties that linger just beyond its surface.

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