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Brian Cooper’s Weighty Abstract Paintings Play With Architecture

Brian Cooper's abstract paintings have heft. Filled with zig-zagging lines, his configurations of shapes look like they could have easily been built out of wood and covered in house paint as strange, sculptural forms. Cooper gives them weight with dramatic angles and shadows. His trompe l’oeil style makes the shapes appear as though they could be objects in the material world. But there's something celestial and maybe even spiritual about his work, too. Set against blackness, the forms appear to float in the night sky. Some of them were inspired by the ways we map out constellations with geometric lines, says Cooper, imposing artificial limits onto something more infinite.

Brian Cooper’s abstract paintings have heft. Filled with zig-zagging lines, his configurations of shapes look like they could have easily been built out of wood and covered in house paint as strange, sculptural forms. Cooper gives them weight with dramatic angles and shadows. His trompe l’oeil style makes the shapes appear as though they could be objects in the material world. But there’s something celestial and maybe even spiritual about his work, too. Set against blackness, the forms appear to float in the night sky. Some of them were inspired by the ways we map out constellations with geometric lines, says Cooper, imposing artificial limits onto something more infinite.

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