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Brian Weaver

BIOGRAPHY

 


 


The irrational moments of the everyday thoroughly interest me.  I find myself wondering what the underlying nature of our perception truly is.  Merging psychological biases with societal ethic structures reveals the inner workings and processes of the subconscious.  Through recognizable imagery that discusses self-deprecation and loathing, anxiety, insecurities, fear, paranoia, and alienation I question the moral and sociopathic assumptions of society.  It is this absurd reality that I want to fully understand.


 


The humanistic qualities and diminutive scale with theatrical qualities creates the pseudo-mental environment for the figures. This places them in a world alone and removed from others.  Dejected and vulnerable through isolation reiterates the emotional mental state that embodies the characters themselves.  A separation from our own reality removes any chance of redemption for the helpless creatures.


 


Through irrational, ambiguous and abject imagery the viewer is forced into new and unfamiliar territory within themselves and their perceived idea of comfort and acceptability.  The emotionally weighted and abysmal sculptures reach a point at which logical and emotional certainties waver, and familiar realities are warped into a deplorable hopelessness.  This exploration is how we perceive reality through the veil of self and what the mind decidedly tells us is tolerable in a righteous society.