Working mainly with acrylics on various media like fabric, canvas or wood panel, my painting uses contrasts of black and white and shades of grey.
My work depicts models from sources ranging from my own photo collection to images from magazines.
My intention is to transform the original image by changing its context; constantly seeking new ways of representing and of rendering it.
These new representations of images persistently suggest a sense of mystery. I concentrate on different angles, scenes and specific details to try and create indeterminate moments: an uneasy atmosphere that is both out of time and as if the individual is implicated in some unsettling scenario.
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Bryan Ley is a French painter of Peruvian origin, born in Lima in 1988. He lives and works in Haute-Vienne (France). Graduate of the Van der Kelen High School of Decorative Painting in Brussels, he practice figurative painting. His recent work is characterized by the use of acrylic or industrial paint on materials such as colored or patterned fabric stretched on a frame. His characters, represented alone create a strange and agonizing atmosphere in his paintings.