Bryan Pickens’ new series of artwork continues to explore the human form on wood panels. This organic surface allows him to mix bold, graphic colors with the fine line of a brush. He uses abstract and precise lines to mingle across the panels, revealing his subject, who often appears in a multi-layered sculpture.
His pieces are emotional, symbolic representations of people Bryan has known, and some are simply of a nameless face that once intrigued him. These grand portraits will gaze directly into your eyes, and demand your attention. Bryan's work depicts a perspective of the human element that is often camouflaged in today's society, and by contrasting the beauty of nature with the darkness of humanity, the subjects seem to be trapped in a dreamlike state that is peaceful, yet unsettling.
Bryan Pickens was born in 1974 in California and has led a life driven by his unique creativity. He has pursued his love of art all the way through school, completing a BA in Fine Arts and Design from Chico State University. Bryan currently resides in California. His award-winning artwork has been shown locally and across the country.