Modern art doesn't have to be scary. I love modern art (and I really do think I mean love). It's part of that inspiration addiction I keep talking about. I sometimes feel like there's a growing trend in 'shock' art*, people creating the weird or disturbing simply to be weird and disturbing. I realize this is actually nothing new and that plenty of artists we (i.e., me) now embrace that were considered disturbing back in their day. I like more than my fair share of offbeat artists. Still, there is something sublime in an artist who can paint what your eyes see and your heart feels in such a realistic way.
When I picked up the latest copy of BLUECANVAS magazine and saw the pieces by Brian Martin, I found an artist who does just that.
He paints what my eyes see in the world around me and that I can't seem to make my camera capture.
I see and feel in his paintings that same thing I get when I cock my head a certain way and gaze at the horizon or that random row of houses.
All images are from Brian Martin and The Broadstreetstudio.
*Think of them as the shock jocks of the art world.