Richard Bruland, painter

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Born in Lima, Peru, raised in Geneva, Switzerland, and now living in Los Angeles, contemporary painter Richard Bruland has spent a lifetime developing his highly personal approach to visual art.

We live in a High-Tech visual world dominated by computerized special effects and video/DVD manipulations. We are surrounded by digitized, computer-generated and photo-shopped images created by technology available to everyone - even children. What is a mere painter to do?

Bruland has set himself the task of using only traditional methods and materials to produce paintings that - even in this modern world of sensory overload, can hold their own and draw people in.

He is interested in making paintings that refer to landscape in a non-specific way. They are not about ‘that’ mountain or ‘this’ tree – instead they suggest the effects of nature and the real world. Atmosphere, light, color and shadow are elements of nature experienced by people everywhere. By eliminating the specific, his paintings can help re-connect the viewer to their own memories, emotions, and experiences.

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