Bryan McFarlane is a true global artist that understands the impact of living in a global culture. His work is a process of exploration and dissection of the varying aspects of our world. His scientific approach to his subjects and his relentless efforts to access the truth in his work make him a perfect artist to work in coordination with members of the scientific community.
His art creates a visual treat for the eye, allowing you to contemplate the subject matter in ways outside of our normal modes of thinking. Bryan’s ability to perceive and integrate irreconcilable forces in his work is an intellectual and visual feat that will allow him to transcend the boundaries that lie between art and science. His ability to abstract ideas and subject matter allow him to approach the ideas of oceanography with the same fresh perspective he brings to all of his work.
Bryan’s inclusion in Synergy brings with it the excitement of seeing Bryan’s unique vision applied to the cutting edge ideas of oceanography.
In Bryan's words...
[Synergy] poses quite an interesting challenge working with a subject larger than one person...I am open to extending my medium into photography or even film, or any other experimental medium that will underscore the project with 'current technologies.
I have a long and committed interest in the intersection of the practice of art making, art history and contemporary critical discussion. As an artist, I have been fortunate to receive several previous grants that allowed me to travel extensively to Brazil ; Columbia ; West Africa; Turkey ; Japan and China to engage in international discourse regarding art history, art production and criticism. My engagement with the arts is also an intellectual endeavor. At every point, I have sought not simply to create art, but to understand the implications and possibilities for art within art history, criticism and philosophy as an intrinsic part of travel for art production.