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Bryan Fellenbaum

My work hinges on found objects and various ephemera. Through the use of these objects, along with the acts of painting, drawing, and collaging, I create abstract works based on formal principles and design.

The subject matter varies widely from piece to piece, because my work incorporates parts of other objects. The subject can be bits and pieces of something small, or the subject can simply be the end result, where the viewer is meant to view the final piece as a whole.

I am drawn to making attractive works of art. I often search for found beauty, such as the patina on an old book page, stained by ink or coffee, how it has aged over time. If I am not able to find something with this aspect, I create it. These artifacts I find, and make, all evoke a history. They are meant to look as though they’re from another time.