artist statement

“My work explores the intersection between what is real and what is perceived. I am constantly searching for spaces where this boundary has become visible and through my work I try to examine this border.

I am broadly influenced by the history of depiction and illusionism in painting, stemming from my background as an oil painter. The attempt to breach the physical world and move into a utopian space of perfection and beauty has propelled my work from the beginning. I continue along this path using any medium and format at my disposal, including video, installation and animation. I have found commonality in the role of mathematics, proportion and viewer perception in each piece that I do.

By simultaneously pulling the viewer into a work and pushing the process out into the physical world, through painting, performance or motion, I hope to negotiate a space somewhere in between.”

Bryan Leister