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Brian Fahlstrom
Captivation / Allegro Vivace

2005

oil on canvas

188 x 227 cm
In Captivation/Allegro Vivace, Brian Fahlstrom decodes both nature and painting into an unruly system of attributions and translations. Flaunting his study of the masters, Fahlstrom appropriates the essence of Van Gogh, Derrain, Klimt, and Cezanne et.al. with an air of unnerving casualness. Composing a landscape by means of affiliation, clouds, trees, and mountains are distorted, not to suggest themselves, but to insinuate their art historical lineage. Through deciphering the tradition of painting, Fahlstrom resurrects artistic romanticism as a refreshingly new enchantment.
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Brian Fahlstrom
Procession

2005

oil on canvas

198.1 x 470 cm
Through his paintings, Brian Fahlstrom resurrects a lost value of traditionalism. Using the act of painting as a form of intuitive expression, his landscapes encapsulate an immediacy of creative production. In Procession, impassioned brushstrokes emerge in concentrated patterns, and bright colours reverberate against consuming crevices of black; throughout is a raw current of motion, staid by an unfaltering sense of compositional stability. For Fahlstrom, landscape becomes a metaphor for the sublime recklessness of painting itself; a practice driven by the timeless pursuit of beauty.

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theiff.org
Layer upon layer of references
Brian Fahlstrom's solo debut is a modest affair: five paintings unceremoniously installed in the small square room behind the front desk at Marc Foxx Gallery. It's also among the most memorable of the season: sophisticated, intimate, quirky.

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