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b. 1978, USA

Brian Fahlstrom Biography

The work of Brian Fahlstrom evades historical placement, being firmly rooted in the tradition of painting's past while simultaneously existing very much in the present. His paintings of landscapes, architecture, and the figure sometimes verge on abstraction.

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Allusions to the natural world exist in the works, but the environments depicted are entirely invented by the artist, metaphysical spaces akin to the work of de Chirico, or the idealised, physically charged spaces of old masters such as Rubens or El Greco.

Inspired by these forebears of the craft, Fahlstrom creates his own singular approach to contemporary painting. Through intricately tuned colour and bravura paint handling, compositions are forged over time, being worked out through intuition. The works are the end result of a direct path flowing from the inner life of the artist, manifested through the brush and onto the canvas.

Fahlstrom has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His work is featured in a number of permanent museum collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

Fahlstrom is a recent recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Text courtesy Reflex Amsterdam.

Brian Fahlstrom Featured Artworks

After Here by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromAfter Here, 2019Oil on panel
20.3 x 25.4 cm
Reflex Amsterdam Contact Gallery
Misterioso 2nd Var. by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromMisterioso 2nd Var., 2019Oil on linen
63.5 x 88.9 cm
Reflex Amsterdam Contact Gallery
Presence by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromPresence, 2019Oil on canvas
65 x 50 inches
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Reflex Amsterdam
Afterimage by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromAfterimage, 2019Oil on canvas
50 x 65 inches
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Reflex Amsterdam
Eve by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromEve, 2018Oil on linen
89 x 63.5 cm
Reflex Amsterdam Contact Gallery
Reflection by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromReflection, 2018Oil on linen
178 x 140 cm
Reflex Amsterdam Contact Gallery
Dusk Borne by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromDusk Borne, 2017Oil on linen
165 x 127 cm
Reflex Amsterdam Contact Gallery

Brian Fahlstrom Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Brian Fahlstrom, Returning Presence at Reflex Amsterdam
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13 April–25 May 2019 Brian Fahlstrom Returning Presence Reflex AmsterdamAmsterdam

Brian Fahlstrom Represented By

Reflex Amsterdam contemporary art gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands Reflex Amsterdam Amsterdam

Brian Fahlstrom In Video & Audio

IN CONVERSATION WITH... BRIAN FAHLSTROM Related Video & Audio IN CONVERSATION WITH... BRIAN FAHLSTROM 30 April 2019, Reflex Amsterdam

Coinciding with American painter Brian Fahlstrom's first exhibition at Reflex Amsterdam, a new episode of 'IN CONVERSATION WITH...' has been released. In this artist interview, Fahlstrom gives us an insight in the background of his work and his artistic process. Fahlstrom’s picturesque works depict imagined landscapes that move freely between...

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