L.A. Bryson’s Textured, Intimate Oil Portraits

by Andy SmithPosted on

In her manipulations of the face and artistic form, L.A. Bryson creates oil portraits that find humanity in distortion. Her paintings are at once elegant and chaotic in execution, her dedicated “wet-to-wait” process requiring singles sessions between 6 and 10 hours in duration. With her toying with the texture of oils, the artist is both a sculptor and a painter.

“Through direct and purposeful manipulation of the physical representation of the human form and media, my work examines the state of being,” the artist says, in a statement. “Overtness and subtlety consistently interplay and enhance the complex visual dialogue. Anarchic bodies, large cavernous mouths, and inaudible screams exemplify the overt. Subtlety is evidenced in the reductive process that gnaws at the placid and familiar. These multifaceted narratives simultaneously exemplify and redefine the burden of humanity.”

See more of her recent work below.