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Brian Jermusyk
updated: 03/20/2010
website: www.jermusyk.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Eschatology of Desire
T and Virgil in Purgatory
Under The Garden
The Consolations of Art / Sculpture
Landscape Suite No. 15
At Sea
Landscape Suite No. 18
Interior Suite No. 5
Slide
T as Perseus
Analyst's War 1
Analyst's War 2
Interior Suite No. 8
Analyst's War 4
After Luini
 
Portfolio Keywords:  erotic, figurative, fantasy, gender/sexuality, narrative, surreal
 
 
Eschatology of Desire by Brian  Jermusyk
Eschatology of Desire
Charcoal and Colored Pencil on Paper
2005
26" x  40" 
T and Virgil in Purgatory by Brian  Jermusyk
T and Virgil in Purgatory
Charcoal, Sanguine and Chalk on Paper
2007
42" x  70" 
Under The Garden by Brian  Jermusyk
Under The Garden
Charcoal, Chalk and Colored Pencil on Paper
2009
26 " x  40 " 
The Consolations of Art / Sculpture by Brian  Jermusyk
The Consolations of Art / Sculpture
Watercolor on Paper
2007
19" x  24" 
Landscape Suite No. 15 by Brian  Jermusyk
Landscape Suite No. 15
Charcoal on Paper
2009
18 " x  24 " 
At Sea by Brian  Jermusyk
At Sea
Charcoal on Paper
2006
30" x  52" 
Landscape Suite No. 18 by Brian  Jermusyk
Landscape Suite No. 18
Charcoal on Paper
2009
18 " x  24 " 
Interior Suite No. 5 by Brian  Jermusyk
Interior Suite No. 5
Charcoal on Paper
2009
18 " x  24 " 
Slide by Brian  Jermusyk
Slide
Charcoal on Paper
2006
26" x  40" 
T as Perseus by Brian  Jermusyk
T as Perseus
Charcoal and Colored Pencil on Paper
2007
18" x  30" 
Analyst's War 1 by Brian  Jermusyk
Analyst's War 1
Charcoal on Paper
2008
20.5" x  25.75" 
Analyst's War 2 by Brian  Jermusyk
Analyst's War 2
Charcoal on Paper
2008
20.5" x  25.75" 
Interior Suite No. 8 by Brian  Jermusyk
Interior Suite No. 8
Charcoal on Paper
2009
18 " x  24 " 
Analyst's War 4 by Brian  Jermusyk
Analyst's War 4
Charcoal on Paper
2008
18" x  23.5" 
After Luini by Brian  Jermusyk
After Luini
Charcoal on Paper
2008
20.5" x  25.75" 

Artist Statement

It has been said that a Baroque sensibility underscores my recent work, particularly in the large multi-figure narrative drawings; images, which suggest heightened sexual and psychological tensions. For a number of years now my work has almost exclusively privileged drawing, eschewing color and paint for the essential tools of charcoal and paper. This option for the basics was deliberate, a wish to regress to fundamentals and origins in both materials as well as content

In formal terms, the drawings attempt to integrate both comic and tragic modes – but not too comic or not too tragic. The underlying tone is perhaps one of bewilderment at the uncanny, astonishing awkwardness of the body as a site and medium of expression, experience and connection.

Artist Bio / CV
MFA completed at Brooklyn College, NY. Has exhibited nationally, most recently at The ’Temporary Museum of Painting in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Teaches in the Visual Arts Program at Princeton University. Previous teaching includes Pratt Institute, The New York Academy of Art, The Delaware College of Art and Design, The Minneapolis College of Art and Design and SUNY, Stonybrook. Lives in Long Island, NY.