Brian Sostrum

Nature and the beauty of emptiness have heavily inspired Brian Sostrom’s paintings. The atmospheric images are not intended to communicate a story but rather create an intriguing visual poem.

He has developed a unique style and method of working over the last decade. Brian paints with transparent acrylics on a smooth substrate. Much like a watercolor artist, he does not paint with white but rather relies upon the painting surface for the lightest-colored elements in his work. He applies paint with knives, squeegees, brushes and custom made tools to create unique paint applications.

Brian has also developed a unique painting surface that lends a physical depth of translucency. Iridescent paints are often incorporated into the surface to alter the appearance of the image as the lighting and angle of view shift. 

Resume:

1992 Graduated from Washington State University with a BFA in Graphic Design and Painting

 1992-1993 Waterfront Press, Ballard Washington. 

I spent this year creating illustrations and working on advertisement layouts in their three publications.

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Brian Sostrum
Simple Pleasure by Brian Sostrum
Simple Pleasure
16 x 20 in.
$990.00
Starting Over by Brian Sostrum
Starting Over
16 x 20 in.
$990.00