Kristian Bruce b. 1994

Statement

 

My work is concerned with disruption, calamity, and absurdity. The paintings are not rational or sensible, but try to make sense of events that don’t have a logical conclusion, cohesive narrative, or easy resolution. The result is often a feeling of inconclusiveness as things that are familiar have been re-contextualized into a misrepresentation of stored stimuli. An emphasis on montage over narrative creates a series of conceptual confusions, with memory, history, and proximity in jeopardy.