“Figure Study for Daydream During a Plague, I”
021, hand and digital illustration on paper with, ink, gouache and enamel, version 1/2, 16x19" framed, 2 lbs, Physical and Online Exhibit
The California state-wide “shelter-in-place” order during the Covid19 Pandemic summoned past spectres of the AIDS epidemic that haunted me as a young man. During the height of Covid19, someone left a copy of The Book of the Dead on my doorstep, and through it, I relived the fascination for Ancient Egypt that I had experienced as a young child. I began experimentations to fuse my own past and present anxious loneliness to these hypnotic and bewildering protocols surrounding Egyptian deathliness.
My three submitted works to ArtOut 2022 utilize rendering, photographic, and printmaking methods to construct a neo-Egyptian aesthetic that seeks to make sense of the chaos that has been the Covid19 Pandemic.
“The Look of Love, IV”
2021, digital illustration/archival print on silver paper, print 2/3, 17x17" framed, 2 lbs, Physical and Online Exhibit
“I Had a Cough I Couldn’t Shake, II”
2020, monotype, relief print and screen print on paper with cut paper, acrylic, watercolor and enamel, print 2/3, 16x19" framed, 2 lbs,, Physical and Online Exhibit
About the Artist
Brandin Barón is a San Francisco-based visual artist. After receiving his M.F.A from the University of California, San Diego, he has worked professionally as a fine and digital artist, graphic designer, and costume designer for theatrical productions, and design scholar.