Brandi Brooks

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(415) 640-1615

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 4: SOMA
NOV 2-3, NORTH
56 moss st. #4
56 MOSS ST Room #4
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
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The act of creating a painting is an adventure—a journey. I don’t know where it will end. Every piece is uniquely determined by my mood, time of day, lighting, and materials at hand. The textures, layers, and interplay of colors are different every time.

I love oil paint because of its density. I like to sculpt forms and create dimension, building up ridges that cast shadows and catch glazes.

A lot of my work explores the concept of impermanence. I like using sequins because over time they'll come off the canvas like leaves from a tree. I often add graffiti-like layers over old paintings to give them a new life.

Any of my paintings that have '2.0' or '3.0' at the end of the name are reworks of an earlier piece. Some days I grab a finished piece and throw it back onto the easel for a complete make-over. In many cases, I save almost nothing from the original piece but the texture and color palette. It's very freeing.