L A Bryson Portfolio > Commentary Series

In an era of high speed, real-time global communication (texting, instant messaging, social media), the art of interpersonal (face-to-face) communication has greatly changed. Public is the new private, and conversation is technology driven. The practice of social networking on portable devices, in common public settings, is the norm in contemporary society. Ease of access informs popular culture; appropriation and reinterpretation are postmodern practices that permeate all facets of society. Lines are blurred. Connectivity in tandem with appropriation is presumed ubiquitous, however, the flipside, if acknowledged, disassociation and lack of true identity also exist. The intent for the work, through direct observation and documentation, is to redefine and challenge societal norms and social interactions.

couple, painting, palette knife, figurative art, portrait, portraiture, contemporary art
oil on panel
24x12
2017
oil painting, portrait, figurative, cell phone, abstraction, tablet, social media
oil on panel
36" x 24"
2018
oil painting, portrait, figurative, cell phone, abstraction, tablet, social media
oil on panel
36" x 18"
2018
oil painting, portrait, figurative, cell phone, abstraction, tablet, social media
oil on panel
36" x 24"
2018
oil painting, portrait, figurative, cell phone, abstraction, earbuds
oil on panel
8" x 10"
2018
oil painting, portrait, figurative, cell phone, abstraction, tablet, social media
oil on panel
12" x 24"
2018
couple, painting, palette knife, figurative art, portrait, portraiture, contemporary art
oil on panel
12" x 24"
2017