I make oil paintings. The structural motif in my work was a response to visiting the great Italian cathedrals (Siena, Florence and Orvieto, for example) and seeing a connection to my beloved, layered landscapes of the Desert Southwest. It became a device on which to hang color and have less concern with shapes and composition. My palette is influenced by my regular travels into the wilderness, most often, but not limited to the desert. I have trekked all over the western United States, Iceland, New Zealand, the Dolomites in Italy, Scotland, Tasmania and Guatemala, etching into my subconscious the light and color of the various locales. This provides a foundation from which to start a painting. Ultimately, my work is about location and a sense of place. It is location that civilization has been built upon, that is, the places that allowed the cultures of the world to begin. Geography is the groundwork for our social existence and my paintings reference that, not as metaphor but as experience. In the end, everyone experiences art through their own devices. I strive to make paintings that never look the same every time they’re looked at.

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  • “Blondous” by Brian Hollister 2012

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  • “Chief” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Chinle” by Brian Hollister 2015

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  • “Duomo L” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Grace Notes” by Brian Hollister 2012

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  • “Is It This” Suite by Brian Hollister

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  • “KENSETT” by Brian Hollister 2010

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  • “Latent and Blatant” Brian Hollister 2010

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  • “Notation CCXX” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Notation CII” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Notation CLVII” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Notation CLX” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Notation CLXIX” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Notation CLXV” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Notation CLXVI” by Brian Hollister

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  • “Notation CLXX” by Brian Hollister

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