BRIAN HUBER


Raised in New Orleans in a house full of art and artists. His earliest creative influences were his mother Janeth Murray and aunt Lynne Gleason – both successful artists. Part of the creative gumbo was his grandmother Sculptor Rai Murray. A music filled studio, the smell of fresh paint and piles of paintings to name are fond memories of the time at home.

For five years Brian split his time between New Orleans and San Francisco. After a few years in the city he moved to the eclectic houseboat community in Sausalito. He now lives with his wife in Marin County and is grateful to have more time in the studio.

Brian’s work is based on the abstraction of landscapes, architectural elements and the impact of man on the natural world. Brian was influenced not only by an unconstrained culture and the rhythmic motions of blues and jazz of New Orleans, but also an environment where hurricanes could change or destroy everything in minutes.

Brian cuts and manipulates giant sheets of acrylic paint to create the sculptural texture of his pieces. The constant change of light and shadow alters the color and pattern of his creations, breathing life into them.

Previous series include Water Rising, which deals with the rebirth of his hometown New Orleans after Katrina, and Barrier, which was inspired by man-made oil disasters, false barriers between nature and man, and the recovery energy that resides in deep in the swamps, gulf and wetlands.

In his next series, Follow the Line, Brian explores what lives on either side of the imagined lines we concoct for ourselves to cope with life.

The Veil series introduced a discussion about how the hidden veil we all wear distorts our views and alters the way we consume reality. This discussion continues in the Circle Backseries, which plays with light and shadow on wrought ironwork found throughout New Orleans. An abstracted interpretation of the braided rivers and glacial moraines of the Denali Alaska landscape is the focus of Braided.

HELITROPE
MIDNIGHT SUNSET
 
SCATTERED RHYTHM
SIGNAL FROM AFAR
 
SKIPPING ALONG
VEIL BLINDFOLDED VIEW