Brandon Buckner is in his third year of the MFA program in painting at the University of Iowa. His current paintings focus on building narratives from his own personal history and background.
Presents, painted in 2002, is one of Buckner's early explorations in the formation and construction of open and ambiguous narratives. ÃƒÆ’Ã… Based on a photo taken from the television, the image from the shopping network QVC has been obscured using photoshop to create an unspecific idea of human beings. Buckner's goal was that the figures would become universal in a situation that is seemingly familiar. The relationship and situation between the figures would then become fodder for the viewer to use while concocting his or her own narrative or context for the figures.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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The Daily Palette Digital Collection
oil on canvas
Oil painting (Technique); Oil paintings (Visual works)