Brent Cleveland

He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2016, where he was recognized with high honours, receiving the Arthur Lismer Award for academic excellence. During his BFA studies he received the Robert Pope Painting Foundation Scholarship, which helped him continue to create ambitious works of art.Read more

Artist statement

Duration has become increasingly important to my practice. In my studio I spend countless hours playing with sculptural objects and exploring the limitations of paint as a material. I play with paint and I paint with anything I find. Like exercises designed to develop my creative intuition and responsiveness, tangential studio explorations such as video and impromptu installation also inform my decisions as a painter. I’m interested in resolving the complicated problems and challenges I give myself. I interact with the canvas in a very dancerly way – responding to what is in front of me, then interrogating it repeatedly with counter decisions.

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