FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Bryan Osburn: Variations on Paper

Curated by Stephanie Buhmann


May 15 – June 20, 2009

Bryan Osburn, Little Horn #1, 2009, acrylic on paper, 15 x 15 inches

 

Gallery Sakiko New York is pleased to present Bryan Osburn: Variations on Paper, an exhibition curated by Stephanie Buhmann. This will be the first exhibition dedicated solely to the painter’s works on paper.

 

Bryan Osburn, Glyph, 2009, acrylic on paper, 13 x 10 inches

 

Bryan Osburn, Clovis, 2009, acrylic on paper, 10 x 13 inches

 

Bryan Osburn employs color patterns and hard edge forms to create mesmerizing compositions that tell of abstract textures and ornamental complexities. These forms are highly associative. Arches become curvilinear paths for example, that bridge separate islands made of dense color conglomerates. They appear like otherworldly creatures or like infrastructures that hold together the multi-faceted crossroads of a fictitious metropolis. Aerial views of cityscapes, Far Eastern ornaments, Folklore, and cartography are only a few of the associations that can be linked to Osburn's work. It is the artist’s intention to leave our eyes to travel and absorb each element as a fragment of a larger whole.

 

Bryan Osburn, Poodle, 2009, acrylic on paper, 10 x 13 inches

 

Bryan Osburn, Moth, 2009, acrylic on paper, 13 x 10 inches


Osburn's works are visual riddles and elaborate labyrinths that venture deep into the mysterious unknown. While inspired by Surrealism, in particular the work of Max Ernst, as well as New York painters, such as Mary Heilmann, and 1950s design, Osburn embraces a creative process that seeks guidance in the unconscious. By sourcing instinct and improvisation, he creates works that translate as mosaics of visual thoughts, become heavily layered explorations of color and form, and ultimately, are a glimpse of life’s riches.

 

Bryan Osburn, Owl, 2009, acrylic on paper, 13 x 10 inches

 

Bryan Osburn, Little Horn #2, 2009, acrylic on paper, 15 x 15 inches

 

Bryan Osburn, April Evening I, 2009, acrylic and ink on paper, 13 x 10 inches

 

Bryan Osburn, Cyclops, 2009, acrylic and ink on paper, 13 x 10 inches

 

 

Gallery Sakiko New York
Established by Sakiko Silverstein in January 2006 as homage to her late husband, Gallery Sakiko New York specializes in contemporary painting, drawing and sculpture. In the spirit of Donald Silverstein and his lifelong dedication to the arts, the gallery continues to support emerging and mid-career artists from the U.S., Europe, and Asia, creating a podium for a multi-cultural dialogue.