jetsam

this is the place where things should be written
the only roadmap provided

statement

my work is an expression about who i am and where i have come from. it is about grounding me here now in this history. in this moment

i photograph my daily commute to the studio taking in things that stand out. for me its the subtle things we regularly miss as we rush about. things that scream for observation. for recognition. scenes colours shapes vibrancies that stop me in my tracks

i paint on wooden panels with acrylic and oils and found materials. these materials being anything i can get my hands on or i stumbled across in my daily life. things that others discard or abandon. things that for me have plenty of life left in each of them

the initial layers of the paintings are emotionally charged. i work both consciously and subconsciously marking the panel in unique forms with the found objects, sometimes gently and other times forcefully. destructing to construct. subtracting to create. exploring detours and deviations through erasing and minimalising

as the paintings are being created i reuse the found materials to create stand alone sculptures and give those discarded objects a second life

i write draw scribble on paper. i work as a child discovering items for the first time. exploring pushing challenging myself and the materials i have to hand. nothing is sacred until it is complete

brian ormond 2018

about

born : cork, ireland
lives : cork county, ireland & los angeles, usa

private collections : canada, england, france, germany, ireland, usa

artwork photographed by

bern de chant www.berniedechant.com
rich gilligan www.richgilligan.com
brian ormond www.brianormond.com


book one :
of no abode
80 pages / photos / text / 2018 / $25 plus postage
available at skylight books los angeles
or
bxo22@mac.com