In an era when people hold HD television in high esteem, and a premium is paid for a building with panoramic views, the way that we use our eyes is given greater precedence than ever before. You wouldn't put obscured glass in a window overlooking a magnificent panorama. So why does so much art deliberately limit what we can see? Brett Lohn asks this same question with his own paintings.
Brett feels strongly that nature has reached a level of achievement that is without parallel. Nothing is accidental, nothing random. Any attempt to 'interpret' what we see through a series of vague brush strokes is a dilution of it's perfection. To 'capture the essence' is not enough.
Brett describes his work as painting 'what the eye feels'. His work is not photographic, it breathes. He creates a level of detail that offers no more or less than is present in reality. His paintings are natural, relaxed and extremely contemporary. Imagine a large window looking out onto a beautiful vista. Imagine the goosebumps felt from seeing that drama and beauty unfold in front of you. This is what Brett seeks to recreate on canvas. His paintings demand that you take a moment to stop and breathe.
Having graduated with an honours degree in Art History from the University of Sussex, Brett is familiar with contemporary interpretation and trends in modern art. In contrast with some current thinking, Brett also believes that if an artist has something to say, he should first learn to speak. Brett carefully constructs his paintings to offer more than just the visual. Whilst they have a great deal to offer aesthetically they are also open to deeper interpretation. More importantly, they are available for enjoyment by everybody, whatever your artistic persuasion.