Mediums: Hard body acrylic, soft body acrylic, spray paint, ink, found items
Style: contemporary chaos, abstract objective
Favorite Quote: "I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style." -Yves Saint Laurent
Favorite Books: Jackson Pollock. A biography by Deborah Salomon
Favorite Movies: Midnight in Paris & Gone with the wind
Brittany Saraceno is Texas native. Contemporary conceptualistic in her work, she strives to produce pieces that reflect her current state of self. Through abstract compensation and fluid movement, she showcases her style. Always looking towards new and challenging mediums of art and creation, her style is continuously evolving.
Please tell us about your first experience creating.
I have always been connected to creating. From a young age I was altering my clothes, painting on walls and doing nearly anything I could to express myself. As long as I can remember, I've had the urge to write my name on everything. I was the little girl on the play ground that snuck out crayon to recess to write my name on the top of the slide with pink flowers around it. I have always felt that calling to visually demonstrate what was in my head.
What music do you like to have playing while creating art?
My music selections vary tremendously, especially while I'm painting. It could range from Buddy Holly to DJ Screw. I generally listen to long DJ sets because they flow better with my process. Gabriel & Dresden, Killaka5, Armin Van Buren and Ferry Corsten are my usual go-to's
If you have a job besides being an artist, can you tell us about it?
I am very blessed and thankful to say, I am a full time photographer/small business owner with my husband. I love photography and every element of capturing moments of time. We specialize in wedding photography, I love documenting people's love stories, noting those moments we can never live again. it brings me a lot of inspiration for my art. Love and the relate emotions are are the main fueling behind my pieces. www.eightfifteenphotography.com
What are you trying to convey to viewers through your art?
The main intent I try to convey can vary from piece to piece. Though, generally I strive to engage diminutional thought. Deeper than what the eye may see, I hope to forge a connection to my pieces that resonates with my viewers.
Tell us about your creative process, from the beginning of a typical piece to its completion:
My process begins by priming my canvas. Brewing an amazing hazelnut latte and continuing by organizing my tools and supplies. I select my playlist and pull from my current mood. I’m constantly taking pictures of things that inspire my on my phone, so I usually scroll through those before I begin. I paint palette to canvas and rarely sketch out my pieces before i begin. More often than not, my finished product has evolved from my original intention.
What things inspire you to create art?
I love getting inspiration from shooting street photography. Texas has so much beauty, from the big cities to the small country towns, I get inspired by it all. Urban architect, graffiti, symmetry in landscapes, abandoned buildings, open fields, southern manners, the wisdom of elders, etc.
What exhibitions have you had?
Collective exhibitions through RAW artists, local solo exhibitions, as well as residency artist space at Muse gallery.
Have you sold any of your artworks?
Yes - At my shows, through Muse gallery, e-commerce
How do you promote your art on the internet?
TwitterTwitter, IG, my website
Tell us about influences
Chad Hardwick, Jackson Pollock, Kidult, Herakut, Robbie Rensel
Please recommend another artist you admire
Lush, he's smart and raw in his craft
Tell us something interesting in your life
I recently took a road trip to Denver, somewhat of a photography expedition. Explored a lot of abandoned structures. The energy was inspiring, I made a highlight video of the trip to try and demonstrate the feel of the trip. It was very inspirational
Do you have an embarrassing moment in your life?
Too many to explain! I'm always the girl that trips in the crowded room or the voice reigning loudly after a loud background noise drops out.
If you could live your life over again, would there be anything you would do differently?
No, no regrets!
What plans do you have for the future of your art?
I plan on continuing to create, every chance I get!
Do you have any good advice for emerging artists?
Be consistent and open minded. Art is objective, so be patient in finding your style.