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Still life with Sunset Boulevard and flowers.
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Sunset Boulevard Collage

Brian McDonald

United States

Collage, Acrylic on Paper

Size: 17.3 W x 21.3 H x 1 D in

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Whenever I watch a movie, I always have my sketchbook handy to jot down interesting thoughts, observations, story lines, and quotes. Fragmented and taken out of context, these collected words and phrases from the film create an abstracted narrative that, while running parallel to the original source, create an elusive poetry that seeks to inspire viewers to make their own connections based on personal associations. “Sunset Boulevard” was inspired by the 1950 film noir classic of the same name. I had never seen this crazy and amazing film before, and yet, as I watched it for the first time, I had this eerie sense that I had seen it before. I realized after that the film has inspired and influenced countless other movies and TV shows, making the original almost seems like a parody of itself. I highly recommend watching “Sunset Boulevard” if you have not seen it. “Sunset Boulevard” is made with mixed media collage on paper. It is framed using archival materials and protected by UV resistant plexiglass and is ready to hang. It is just waiting to be “scene” in your art collection!!

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Collage:Acrylic on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:17.3 W x 21.3 H x 1 D in

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Brian McDonald is a mixed media collage artist who lives and works in the mission district of San Francisco. His work can be found in numerous private collections across the US, Canada, and Europe. ARTIST STATEMENT: My artwork is driven by a need to make sense of the world around me, which I see as fragmented, contradictory, and anxious. I seek to capture the cartoonishness that runs through American society wherein the individual is not only bombarded by an excess of information, choice, and rampant consumerism, but is also in a constant state of wanting more. Flotsam from this perpetual cycle of consumer pop culture is woven into my paintings, embedding the figures in an intricate web that suggests the non-stop movement of the mind, as well as the depth, complexity, and interconnectedness of life. Music, cartoons, and dreams are a big influence on my work. I am fascinated with their spatial, temporal and structural components, which I see as analogous to contemporary consciousness. I work primarily with layers of paint and collage that are woven together to create a dense network of relationships ripe with narrative possibilities. By using disparate and often ambiguous imagery, the flow of ideas is disrupted, meaning is subverted, and logic is obfuscated. My work becomes infused with an elusive visual poetry that seeks to inspire viewers to make their own connections based on personal associations.

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