Made With Color Presents: The Visceral Familiarity Of Paintings By Brian Cooper

brian-cooper-2 brian-cooper-1 brian-cooper-3 brian-cooper-4 Premier website builder Made With Color and Beautiful/Decay have teamed up again to bring you exclusive artist features. We show you exciting artists and designers who use Made With Color to create a clean and modern website. But it doesn’t just help artists create a minimal, mobile-responsive website; Made With Color also allows them to do it in only a few minutes without have to know any coding. Today, we’re sharing paintings by Brian Cooper.

In his series Empty Space Is Not Nothing, Cooper depicts soft-looking forms on a pitch-black background. They are strange, abstract shapes that have an air of originality about them, but seem familiar at the same time;  the surface treatment resembles gridded paper that you’d find in a notebook, and the figures themselves droop like a mat or mattress that stood upright. We see excess and folds, which gives these paintings a visceral feel, and the viewer has an overwhelming desire to reach into the work and touch the imagined-malleable surface.

Cooper is both an artist and a musician – he performs under the name Earth Like Planets – who recently released a self-titled EP and has a show coming up at Ham and Eggs Tavern. If you’re in Los Angeles, it starts at 8PM on Saturday, November 8.

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Brian Cooper

Interiority (2007), 35.75 x 47.75

Interiority (2007), 35.75 x 47.75

Artist Brian Cooper‘s paintings explore the idea of landscape and space through abstract representation. His work features surreal situations that appear to explode from their ‘real’ counterparts. Check out the way he uses depth by contrasting the ” tension between flat and far” to create eerie and fantastical environments. I love how, as the viewer, I get sucked into the padded rooms and sharp angles of his creative, dali-esque compositions. The structures and strange shapes become more enticing through Cooper’s use of rich colors. There’s a cool tangible quality to the visual textures of the abstract surfaces, especially in Bulge, posted after the jump.

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