about

Brian Guidry received his BFA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Selected exhibitions include; The Bronx Museum in New York; Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea; the Odgen Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans and the National Collage of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. His work has been featured and discussed in Time Out Chicago, ArtForum, The Times-Picayune, Gambit Weekly, Pelican Bomb, The New York Times, and New American Paintings. His work is in the collections of the Tulane Business School, New Orleans; The New Orleans Museum of Art; The Odgen Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan; New York Public Library, New York, NY; Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, New York; and The Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana."

Reoccurring themes of technology and the dynamics of nature can be found in my paintings which range visually from compressed lines of color to geometric and abstract eruptions. I synthesize color, sound and texture to create what I describe as “digitized” or “dissolved" "landscapes”. I use a very specific color palette sampled from a wide variety of natural sources in the landscape / environment and from flora in particular: reflections seen in water, storm clouds, palm fronds, leaves, sugar cane (growing and dried), decomposing foliage, flowers, lichens, soil and related objects and phenomenon of nature. The colors, which I rigorously match, are blended on-site (plein-air). The samples are then taken into the studio where I mix larger quantities of these matched colors for eventual use on specific works and projects. These various pigments become my primary color palette. Working in a variety of mediums and processes, I utilize many different techniques to apply paint to the surfaces of my canvases.