My work has been heavily influenced by my artistic research explorations within psychology, and began as an inquiry into specific conditions of the mind. My current body of work is a continuation of my research on the phenomenology of memory, and how the emotive attributes of audio-visual mediums can be abstracted to tap into an immense archive of subconscious memory fragments
My art is a bridge linking external time and space to internal thoughts and feelings. Each work created draws from my curiosity to understand something deeper about society’s epistemology, ultimately fueling an innate desire to transform those feelings into sublime experiences. Stemming from my research in psychology and the inner workings of the subconscious, I pull inspiration for my works from the inside out—creating art in which our innermost thoughts, feelings, and sensations can be put on display and experienced. Contrasting external environments with internal thoughts, dreams, feelings, and emotions has become a driving force within my practice. These juxtapositions are what compel me to render and construct surreal environments: mental spaces and vast inscapes of internal subconscious terrain. Through my abstract arrangements of audio-visual language, I am interested in a deeper exploration into the emotive effects of sound on the subconscious. I employ and question the constructs of how the inherent properties of an audiovisual spectrum can be manipulated to trigger sensory relationships between the subconscious and phenomenological experiences. I view this connection between body and mind as a crucial parallel to understanding our existence.
b. 1987, USA
Brittany Brush was born and raised in the southeast United States, studying Fine Arts in both New Media and Sculpture at The Savannah College of Art & Design and The University of Georgia. Working predominantly in sound, video, photography, and installation, Brush has an inherent fascination with the inner workings of the mind. Her interdisciplinary practice reflects upon the juxtaposition of internal emotions and external environments, exploring these notions and their connectivity to both the body and the subconscious mind. Through abstract transformations of time, space, and reality, Brush constructs surreal environments: mental spaces and vast landscapes of internal psychological terrain to be tangibly experienced. Within her original audio-visual compositions and use of abstraction, her work fuses memory, dreams, the subconscious, and sensorial realities, questioning the relationship between physical and mental existence. Brush currently lives between Atlanta and Berlin and has shown extensively throughout the United States and internationally.
Memento Mori, Installation Single channel video, fabricated steel.
Projection 2.10 x 3.65 m, 2016 by Brittany Brush
Incinerate, Installation, Single channel video,
Projection 2.45 x 5.50 m, 2016 by Brittany Brush
Paracusia, Installation, Single channel video,
Room Size 6.10 x 5.50 m, 2015 by Brittany Brush
Finding Equilibrium, Sculpture & Sound Installation, 102 cm x 78 cm x 45 cm, 2016-2017 by Brittany Brush
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