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Bryan Holland's Animal MenagerieIllustration // Friday, 18 Apr 2014
'Recently, I began working on a series of animal paintings based on photos that I'd taken at zoos or museums. These are combined with a combination of collage material to invoke of feeling of old circus ads, weathered billboards, collage, etc. I enjoy the contrast between illusionistic painting techniques and the flattening effect of two dimensional design elements.
This tension created between these two different ideas is something that I've explored in my work for a long time, and can be seen in most of my work.'
Bryan Holland has worked professionally as an artist, a graphic artist, and a college professor. His work has been in numerous exhibitions, from solo to regional and national juried and invitational exhibitions. His work has been published in several journals and is part of many collections.
Bryan's most recent work is a mix of painting, collage, found art, image transfer techniques, and a variety of other experimentation. His work is influenced by graphic design, vintage art, painting, photography, mythology and a little bit of science and philosophy.