Shimmering Still Lifes of Brian Blackham


Brian Blackham is a Utah-based artist, who creates simple luscious still life paintings. In a statement on the Coda Gallery's website Brian describes his process:
My paintings are an exploration of the phenomena of light, the light that exists within the environment and the light that falls over the objects. I am continually amazed with the value and the intensity of color in its relationship to space, how colors look when they are close to you or far away.
Each image is simple with subdued pastel hues, yet the application of paint on the canvas (applied thickly enough that even on a flat computer screen the texture comes through) makes the objects seem to shimmer like reflections on water or objects in a hot desert.
Still Life Table, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

Still Life Table, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

   
Light Space, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

Light Space, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

   
Two Square Jars, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

Two Square Jars, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

   
Stack, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

Stack, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

   
Small Pitcher, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

Small Pitcher, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

   
Still Life Shaker, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

Still Life Shaker, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

   
Water, Glass, Table, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

Water, Glass, Table, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

   
K.N.F.S., oil on panel by Brian Blackham

K.N.F.S., oil on panel by Brian Blackham

   
Green Glass, Jar, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

Green Glass, Jar, oil on panel by Brian Blackham

     

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