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New York

Tim Brawner, “Selfish, Little,” 2022, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Tim Brawner, hailing from the Midwest and educated at Yale, produces a practice of painting that mines the space between terror and horror, between the uncanny and the grotesque, between satire and sardonic sincerity. Borrowing from a bricolage of cultural iconography, Brawner’s works utilize the idiom of illustration and logic of cartooned cinematics culled through a process of “trolling of the trash stratum of culture” as Brawner states, in order to reveal to the viewer an idiomatic menagerie of quasi-mythological nightmare forms, replete with mirthful laughter as much as the macabre.

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