Monday, March 26, 2012

BEAUTY: Art--Brad Pasutti

Canadian artist Brad Pasutti apparently pours his--or someone's--memories out onto canvas. His images are dense and layered with a kaleidoscopic swirl of fragments of beloved objects, special places, former homes, and moments frozen in time. Despite the fact that there is so much on the canvas, there is an emptiness and longing present. There seems to be a sort of rehashing or reworking of events and periods that includes a sense of sexuality, and the possibility of regret. It's like a peek into someone's psyche. He is clearly influenced by Cubism and Surrealism, with many of his pieces verging on the abstract, but he is also greatly influenced by Renaissance and Dutch Master art (visit his website and look at his older work). His pastiche of Venice is breathtaking... a gorgeous swirl of all the elements that make Venice a very special spot on this planet.

Top to bottom: Aperture; Whispers of the word that can't be understood; Death In Venice: An echo in the architecture of thought; A Slant of Memory

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