New UGallery Artist: Bryan Jernigan

Bryan Jernigan’s abstract floral paintings are expressionist and bold. They may remind you of Joan Mitchell’s abstract compositions, as they draw the line between abstraction and floral representation. 

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Lilacs 

Although the canvases are alive, full, bursting, and dripping, they seem to be suspended or frozen in their action. Are the floral arrangements coming together or falling apart? 

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High Up in the Tree

The many layers of wild brushstrokes create a lot of depth, and provide a three-dimensional feeling to the work. Bryan sometimes finds his initial inspiration in a photograph, but surprisingly the images are not of flowers. It might be the color of a landscape, or the shape of a shadow, and then his imagination will take it from there. 


See more of Bryan Jernigan’s work on UGallery 

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