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“FOR CHAOS AND WILD AGAIN” BY BRIAN WILLMONT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Brooklyn based painter Brian Willmont‘s paintings today share a graphic and theatrical quality with his references, citing obscure movies and novels, such as Suspiria and Blood and Guts in High School, among his inspirations.

brian willmont, painting, gouache, stencil, color, lines, airbrush, upper playground

Beginning as multiple variations of digital compositions, the paintings in this series are transferred to canvas via stencils prepared with masking tape, allowing a crisp definition of color and lines in the tradition of Michael English and other airbrushing artists of the 1970s and 80s.

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