Brian Rattiner

Speaking to the intangible sensations of experiences in nature, Brian Rattiner seeks to distill the sublime within his lyrical scribbles. His artworks pen a love letter from the real to the abstract, blended and blurred beyond perceivable distinction. Rattiner acts as a conduit, allowing his surroundings to guide his process. His marks of colored pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, oil stick, and marker intermingle with soft clouds of color, releasing sensory associations with the landscape. At times these marks form something recognizable. Hints of his reality—a bat, flower, fig, or shooting star—anchor these intimate and immediate works on paper, which become tactile and tangible experiences through Rattiner's active hand.


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