Brennan Roach – Anniversary Art Exhibition
Through the use of instinctive drawing I allow myself to un-censor my thoughts and tap into my subconscious, exploring improvisation, playing with expression and trying to hone in on intuition.
My work usually begins as an improvisational, free-hand drawing on tissue paper. Several drawings are then unified in a collage and adhered to recycled window frames. I enjoy making connections with my past and future self; I draw something and sometimes find the perfect use for it years later.
I am inspired by literature, jazz music, and innovative geniuses such as Nikola Tesla. Authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Marshall McLuhan and Alan Watts explore topics that resonate with my state of mind. These authors discuss theories regarding dimensions, exploration of the sub-conscious and finding a connection with the universe. The ideas these people present greatly influence me when I am working on a piece.
The concept behind my work usually involves a sense of duality; a play between the subject and the object. The subject is always changing; this is the human variable. The object is the environment and the materials. Finding the point of balance, where the human subject and material objects are in perfect harmony, and then letting it flow, is the goal. This is when I feel genuine quality is created.
The ability to relate to others through these concepts is one of the things that inspires me to keep going. I tend to be non-specific because I want my art to remain open to interpretation, so the viewer decides what it means to them. Ultimately, I hope to inspire my audience to let go of their insecurities and create something. Self-discovery is about connecting with the universe and letting go; It’s about finding extraordinary in the ordinary.