Artist Appreciation (John Brosio)

Today I will be talking about an artist I recently discovered. I found their art to be incredibly captivating. With his masterful technique and unique vision, John Brosio’s art has captivated audiences worldwide. From thought-provoking compositions to his striking use of color and light, Brosio’s works offer a window into a world that is both familiar and extraordinary. His work follows a formula that embodies the essence of the work of famous American illustrators like Norman Rockwell, but there is always an obvious twist included.

He got his degree at the University of California at Davis, and also studied in Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. During his time at Davis, Brosio studied under different teachers such as Wayne Thiebaud, Wally Hedrick, Robert Arneson. Currently he teaches art classes at the Laguna College of Art and Design.

Beyond the visual aesthetics, Brosio’s paintings often carry underlying narratives and symbolism. Each artwork tells a story, but it is up to the viewer to interpret its meaning. Brosio’s subjects, settings, and subtle details all contribute to a deeper exploration of themes such as existentialism, consumerism, and the human condition. His art is very much inspired by contemporary media and films like Star Wars, Wizard of Oz, Godzilla, Ray Harryhausen films, etc. By intertwining the familiar with the uncanny, he prompts us to reflect on our place in the world and the society we have created.

“There is necessary, perpetual discontent. A wonderful discontent. Without knowing it at first we are very much programmed in the ways of viewing and it calls for navigation. Learning to paint has to do with continually learning to see and that’s the exciting part. The success of a painting in the end has so little to do with subject matter but compels us rather with how well it codifies the way in which things relate to one another in this universe. I think of painting as the pursuit of realizing some degree of surrender to these sensibilities through an orchestration of select relationships.”

– John Brosio

John Brosio’s art is a testament to the power of imagination and the transformative nature of art. Through his thought-provoking compositions, masterful technique, and underlying narratives, he invites viewers to explore the extraordinary within the ordinary. His ability to capture the essence of a scene and infuse it with depth and meaning is what sets him apart. As we gaze upon his paintings, we are transported to a realm where reality is reshaped, leaving us captivated and inspired. In a world where art can often be a reflection of our collective consciousness, John Brosio’s work stands as a testament to the indelible mark artists can leave on society.

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