X Zone Verboden
December 1st – December 31st, 2011
Opening reception First Thursday December 1st, 6pm-8pm
Set in a land dominated by vast mountain ranges, volcanic craters and filled with a sea of fog, X Zone Verboden is a series of paintings exploring the landscape of a strange world. Inspired by Northern Renaissance landscape art, mid-century science fiction b-films, and 21st century astrophysics, these paintings seek a balance between destruction and discovery. Multiple perspectives, dimensions, and realities overlap and combine to create a cohesive vision of a place where more is unknown than known.
Brian Visser was born in Bellingham, Washington. He studied painting at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he received his BFA in 2011. Visser lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Image: Wizard Island, 2011, Oil on canvas, 40” x 60”