Recognise any of these shoots from P&P issue 9? L.A. based emerging artist Brian Burn worked his magic on them and we love the outcome.
Brian shares his story and creative process with us below.
I am trying to build a bridge between low brow and pop culture with bold multi media collage. My art blurs the line between the fashion industry and shades of David Lynch. It compels the viewer to notice the high art and also give the feeling that something is askew and subliminal. The beauty and the strangeness live together in harmony on the canvas.
I have been performing self penned rock n roll songs t in and around LA since 2012 with various projects. Self-taught in art and music, I slid into visual art in 2016 with full force. Extremely inspired by the strange, eerie, fascinating, sexual, and beautiful parts of life, I draw images from collage, mixed media, and acrylic painting at times with some digital editing. I class myself as a surrealist artist and I love artists like Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh, and Marilyn Manson to name a few.
I started playing with collage early on in an attempt to bring lyrics to life from my songs and writing. Fashion magazines really called out to me with their ‘over the top’ poses and shoots. I find the fashion world imagery almost transcendental and blissful. My process of creating is an ongoing experiment of uncharted waters and it’s very soothing to me.
My plan is to continually evolve with time and fashion. I aim to show perspective and encapsulate my own soul and presence in the mean time.
More of Brian’s work can be see on his Instagram account, @son_of_the_mourning.
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