Daniel Bruttig
I am a studio-based artist that experiments with materials and creates work that explores the spectrums between restraint and excess, minimalism and maximalism, painting and object. My work is interconnected, with one piece evolving into the next as the material or context transforms during the production and thought process.

I actively work to dispel the notion of a singular artistic mode of production, rather proliferating in several different styles and mediums including bound canvases and mixed media paintings. I make objects by pouring, smothering, submerging, wrapping, connecting, stacking and layering such materials as polymer, thermoplastic adhesive, resin, wax, found objects, wood, and fabrics. By manipulating these materials to create something new I discover the grotesque and the beautiful, the threatening and the protective.