March 16, 2022
Size (h w d): 36 x 48 x 1.5 in
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
"I finished 'The Beam,' and to end the workday, Kyle and I sat down to watch a Sotheby's auction," says Bryce. "As a figurative painter, when I see abstract, it doesn't compute. There are abstract pieces that I really like and that I find extremely appealing. There are other abstract pieces that I simply don't like at all. But at the core, it's my struggle to understand the meaning behind a lot of abstract art that makes me uncomfortable with it. I asked myself, 'Why?' The only answer I could come up with is because I've never tried it.
"Later that night, I was reading an article about advances made in genetic testing. That made me think of DNA and sequencing. What makes one person different from another? I looked online and thought that DNA is not so different from abstract art. Perhaps there's even differences at a code level that make me lean towards figurative and representational art, while another person leans towards abstract art.
"While this piece may appear abstract, even at my roots, this piece is highly representational and in a way, it's still figurative art. I'm painting a person, just not the way we typically picture one."
This piece is intended to be shown in either normal light or blacklight.