Bram Bogart

Bram Bogart, primarily self-taught, is interested in the material possibilities of painting itself. The artist challenges traditional notions of his mediums, exploding and expanding his canvases and subjugating them to thick, crusty applications of colorful paint. He uses a concrete-like mixture of oil, varnish, mortar, raw pigment, siccative, powdered chalk and water, which he applies in extremely thick layers, building up a sophisticated, textural surface. Throughout his career Bogart explored issues of balance, between harmony and discord, two- and three-dimensionality, color and structure.